- Can you be Sheveled?
- Why does cleave mean two opposite things?
- What is Combobulated?
- Is there such a word as gruntled?
- Is Lury a word?
- Is Gament a word?
- What word has no opposite?
- What does disheveled mean?
- What are two opposite words called?
- What words are their own antonyms?
- What is a ratchet girl?
- Can you be whelmed?
Can you be Sheveled?
Originally it meant ‘having the hair uncovered’ and later it referred to the hair itself, hanging loose, and so messy or untidy.) You can be disheveled without ever being “sheveled.” It’s pronounced /di-SHEH-vuhld/, not as you sometimes hear it, /dis-HEH-vuhld/..
Why does cleave mean two opposite things?
It’s often cited as an “auto-antonym,” a word which can mean its own opposite, because “cleave” can be used to mean both “to split apart” and “to stick together.” Some such pairs of words (also called “Janus words,” after the Roman god with two faces) are actually the same word with contradictory senses developed over …
What is Combobulated?
Combobulate. New Word Suggestion. To put together in order. To bring something out of a state of confusion or disarray. Submitted By: DavedWachsman3 – 22/09/2013.
Is there such a word as gruntled?
” The O.E.D. and Merriam-Webster list that play on a word as a back-formation from disgruntle, and the word gruntle is born again — meaning ”to put in a good humor. ” Wodehouse has answered the comedic question. There are, indeed, gruntled employees.
Is Lury a word?
No, lury is not in the scrabble dictionary.
Is Gament a word?
No, gament is not in the scrabble dictionary.
What word has no opposite?
An antonym is a word’s opposite. Most words have no opposite, e.g. there is no opposite to “England” or “cake”.
What does disheveled mean?
hanging loosely or in disorder; unkempt: disheveled hair. untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.
What are two opposite words called?
The term you’re looking for is oxymoron, which comes from a Greek word whose literal translation is ‘pointedly foolish’. An oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two apparently contradictory terms appear together.
What words are their own antonyms?
A ‘Janus word’ is a word that is its own opposite—like ‘fast’, which can refer both to moving very quickly and to staying put. Frequently described as “words that are their own opposites,” Janus words are also known as contronyms, antagonyms, or auto-antonyms.
What is a ratchet girl?
Ratchet is a slang term in hip hop that, in its original sense, referred to an uncouth woman, and may be a Louisianan regiolect version of the word “wretched” or a variation of the word “ratshit.” The term has since been extended to have broader meanings and connotations and is no longer strictly bound by race or …
Can you be whelmed?
In the film comedy Ten Things I Hate About You (1999), the character Chastity Church asks, “I know you can be underwhelmed and you can be overwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?” The answer, Chastity, is yes. Contemporary writers sometimes use whelm to denote a middle stage between underwhelm and overwhelm.