Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Word of the Day

animadvert \an-uh-mad-VURT\, verb:

1. To comment unfavorably or critically.
2. Obsolete. To take cognizance or notice of.

I have a proposition which I am desirous of making to Mr. Gilmore, as a magistrate acting in this part of the county. Of course, it is not for me to animadvert upon what the magistrates may do at the bench tomrorrow.
-- Anthony Trollope, The Vicar of Bullhamptom

It is not our business to animadvert upon these lines; we are not critics, but historians.
-- Andrew Lang, The Blue Fairy Book

Animadvert comes from the Latin animadvertere meaning to heed or censure.

From http://dictionary.reference.com/wordoftheday/

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