Word of the Day – April 4, 2020

timorous

(ˈtɪm ər əs)

adj.

1. full of or subject to fear.
2. characterized by or indicating fear or timidity: a timorous approach to a serious problem.
[1400–50; < Medieval Latin timōrōsus= Latin timōr-, s. of timor fear + -ōsus -ous]
tim′or•ous•ly, adv.
tim′or•ous•ness, n.

Word of the Day -February 15, 2020

pejorative

[pəˈjôrədiv]

ADJECTIVE
  1. expressing contempt or disapproval.
    “permissiveness is used almost universally as a pejorative term”
    synonyms:
NOUN
  1. a word expressing contempt or disapproval.
    “most of what he said was inflammatory and filled with pejorative.

 

Word of the Day – February 1, 2020

vituperative

[vīˈt(y)o͞opəˌrādiv, vəˈt(y)o͞op(ə)rədiv]

ADJECTIVE
  1. bitter and abusive.
    “the criticism soon turned into a vituperative attack”

Word of the Day – January 25, 2020

obdurate

(ŏb′do͝o-rĭt, -dyo͝o-)

adj.

1. Not changing in response to argument or other influence; obstinate or intractable: “Everyone in the region has been obdurate in water negotiations with everyone else” (Marq de Villiers).
2.

a. Hardened in wrongdoing or wickedness; stubbornly impenitent: “obdurate conscience of the old sinner” (Sir Walter Scott).
b. Hardened against feeling; hardhearted: an obdurate miser.