- Misreading of Middle English nithing, from Old English nīthing, from Old Norse nīdhingr, from nīdh, scorn. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“He who can be called niddering shall never be crowned king!”
“Planters or sons of planters, many of them men of fortune, soldiering was a hard task to which they only became reconciled by reflecting that it was "niddering" in gentlemen to assume voluntarily the discharge of duties and then shirk.”
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“Don't you remember what happened when your father called him 'niddering' last year because Olaf said it was not just to attack the ship of those British men who had been driven to our coast by weather, meaning us no harm? ”
“The malison of her muliebrity allows niddering males opportunity for oppugnant vilipend.”
“Such youths as infringed this rule, incurred the dishonourable epithet of niddering, or worthless, — an epithet of a nature so insulting, that men were known to have slain themselves, rather than endure life under such opprobrium.”
“With mansuetude compossible with my muliebrity, I condemn those niddering, olid morons who, in caliginosity of understanding, vilipend our English by attempting to exuviate words for which they cannot see any present custom.”
“To be spoken to, in that company, by a niddering green from the nursery, and not a thing to be done about it.”
“We three have tholed together empty wame and niddering cold and the weariness o 'death.”
“Take shield," he said, "and, Earl, on thine own head be thy blood, for none shall live to call Eric niddering and coward.”
“Atli was deceived by her, and not until I had cut him down in anger at the bitter words he spoke, calling me coward and niddering, did he know the truth.”
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