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Today's Word "Thersitical"

Foulmouthed or scurrilous on

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thersitical \thur-SIT-i-kuhl\ (adjective) - Foulmouthed; scurrilous.

"The self-described beneficiaries of most of this I.Q. increase, Princeton's 'Smart Fans,' have railed at season's end against thersitical cheers and jouncing the stands at basketball games."

 

After Thersites, a Greek in Iliad known for his abusive and foulmouthed nature. He called Agamemnon greedy and Achilles a coward.

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