AlphaDictionary Free Online Dictionaries * Corrected List of Philias - Fears, Loves, Obsessions. Our list of philias was created from a corrected list of phobias by simply replacing phobia with philia.
Theoretically, this should work, although there are some things that we don't love. This does not mean that the philia word is not possible, so we have simply generated the list to remind ourselves that obsessive love is as real a potential human condition as is obsessive fear. For a longer discussion of what we have done, click here. A person possessed of a philia is a -phile, e.g. bibliophile, blogophile, Russophile. The adjective describing these conditions is -philic, e.g. bibliophilic, blogophilic, Russophilic. A.Word.A.Day. Definitions, Unusual Words and Words. Bill O'Reilly: Factor Words of the Day. Worthless word for the day : an obscure words refactory. Word of the Day. Definitions from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English adjective Showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions.
Examples The patient finding himself abulic, and perhaps too critical minded to accept the mundane supports in his vicinity, seeks a solace in that which to him seems powerful because incomprehensible, that is to say in something supernatural. The Journal of Abnormal Psychology The constant and interesting movement of others is the best of incitements to the abulic; motion directed into the channel of orderly exercise develops the inhibitory powers of the too impulsive child, and the child who is too much in subjection to his inhibitory powers, when liberated from the bondage of surveillance, and free to act privately on his own initiative -- in other words, when he is removed from all external inducements to exercise inhibition, is able to find an equilibrium between the two opposite volitional forces.
Note. Luciferous Logolepsy. Welcome to Luciferous Logolepsy, a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words.
Though the definition of an "English" word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, derivative, archaic or abandoned words in what we loosely define as the "English Language", that a clear-cut definition seems impossible. For the purposes of this project though, words are included that may stretch any basic definitions. Particular attention has been paid to archaic words, as they tend to be more evocative - as if their very age lends additional meaning or overtones. Current personal favorites include "skirr", "epicaricacy" and "schizothemia". (To build your own links to words, simply link to the page they are on, and add an anchor to the URL with the word, like this: ) The letters in the menu above link to separate pages with words listed in alphabetical order.
20 obsolete English words that should make a comeback. Photo: Katherine Hodgson If we all start using them, these words can be resurrected.
DURING MY UNDERGRADUATE studies as a Linguistics major, one of the things that struck me most is the amazing fluidity of language. New words are created; older words go out of style. Words can change meaning over time, vowel sounds shift, consonants are lost or added and one word becomes another. Living languages refuse to be static. The following words have sadly disappeared from modern English, but it’s easy to see how they could be incorporated into everyday conversation. Deshoda – 100 Most beautiful words in the English language* 100 Funniest Words in English. 100 Funniest Words in English Published on Feb 19, 2009 - 3:21:23 PM By: The Lexiteria LEWISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19 2009 - The Lexiteria has announced the publication of The 100 Funniest Words in English by Dr.
Robert Beard, AKA Dr. Goodword on the alphaDictionary.com website. Words! Bizarre, Obsolete, Odd, Outdated & Weird + Cartoon Fun! Updated: 4/11/2013 Brownielocks and The 3 Bears presentCartoon Fun and Check our listing below to understand the conversation in our cartoon!
Every generation creates its own terms as a way of expressing themselves or the times they live in. Rare Words, Strange Words and Cool Words. Vermilion - Paintings, Flowers, Fleas & More. Old and rare words. 26 Weird English Words from A to Z - Voxy Blog. Have you ever worn winklepickers or salopettes?
Is the saying about French women and their oxters true? Do your friends complain that you bibble too much? Have you ever experienced zoanthropy and been convinced you were an elephant? If you’re confused as to how to answer any – or all – of these questions, never fear! We’ve created this confusion, and we’re here to clear it up with this alphabetical list of 26 weird English words and their meanings. Do you have a favorite weird word in English or any other language? Agastopia n. – admiration of a particular part of someone’s body bibble v. – to drink often; to eat and/or drink noisily cabotage n. – coastal navigation; the exclusive right of a country to control the air traffic within its borders.
Weird and wonderful words. 13 Unusual Words, Beautifully Illustrated. Mellifluous -- a pleasant-sounding word used to describe pleasant sounds -- is a keen example of the wondrous, labyrinthine nature of language.
In an illustration he made of the word for a series of language posters, illustrator Mick Watson depicted a yellow music note floating towards each corner of the page. With mellifluous and the handful of other linguistic gems he's visually translated, his spare designs bring the mood of each word to life. "I'm fascinated with the idea of signs and symbols provoking a subliminal response in the viewer," he told The Huffington Post. "Some people are visual learners so anything that isn't just words on a page is helpful. I'm a designer so I'm always looking for ways of making things beautiful and easy to understand. Unusual Words. A-Z of Unusual Words - The Project Twins. Bold graphics and visual wit are used to interpret and represent a collection of strange, unusual and lost words.
These images explore the meaning behind the words, which are sometimes even more strange or unusual. This series of work has been exhibited during Design Week Dublin 2011 and has been featured and reviewed on various blogs and magazines including Brainpickings, The Huffington Post and Design Taxi. Awarded a Merit in the 3X3 Proshow and featured in 3X3 Illustration Annual 2012.
Prints are available in our online shop. 50cm X 70cm Original Giclee Print on Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Rag, 310 gsm, bright whiteEdition Size – 10 (signed and numbered) Acersecomic: A person whose hair has never been cut. Biblioclasm: The practice of destroying, often ceremoniously, books or other written material and media. Cacodemonomania: The pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit. List of unusual words beginning with A. Grandiloquent Dictionary. This is the result of an ongoing project to collect and distribute the most obscure and rare words in the English language.
It also contains a few words which do not have equivalent words in English. At present, the dictionary contains approximately 2700 words, though it is constantly growing. Following a large number of requests, pronounciations are now being (slowly) added to the listing, although it will be a long time before they are all added. After almost three years of work, the new Third Edition of the Grandiloquent Dictionary is now available as a PDF File. Obscure Word Love. 29 Obscure Words That Everybody Needs To Know. OneLook Dictionary Search. Shakespearean Insulter. Writing descriptions and emotions tips. Daily Puzzle - 7 Little Words. World Wide Words: Recently added.
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