poor stargazer (educate_sedate) wrote in 1word1day,
poor stargazer
educate_sedate
1word1day

asperity

asperityThe cause of her anger did not warrant such asperity.</i>
2. hardship; difficulty; rigor: the asperities of polar weather.
3. roughness of surface; unevenness.
4. something rough or harsh.

c.1230, asprete "harshness of feelings," a fig. use, from O.Fr. asperete, from L. asperitas "roughness," from asper "rough," of unknown origin.

(i totally fucked that up when i first posted this,sorry)
Tags: a, french, latin, noun
Subscribe

  • Tuesday word: Purify

    Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021 Purify (verb) pu·ri·fy [pyoor-uh-fahy] verb (used with object) 1. to make pure; free from anything that debases,…

  • Tuesday word: Decry

    Tuesday, Mar. 30, 2021 Decry (verb) decry [ dih-krahy ] verb (used with object) 1. to speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless;…

  • Sunday Word: Ensorcelled, ensorceled

    Ensorcelled, ensorceled [en- sawr- suhl -d] past tense verb: bewitched, enchanted Examples: 'Charity,' drawing from W W's 'The Monkey's…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments