Word of the Day – Noughting

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Noughting (noun)


Depreciation, scorn; effacement, eradication; an instance of this.

Middle English; earliest use found in Hali Meidenhad: an alliterative homily. From nought + -ing. In later use from nought + -ing.

Example sentences

“She’s constantly noughting me; it leaves me feeling worthless.”

Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun)


Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.

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