American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sinning; offending; guilty; causing offense.
- Morbid; bad; corrupt; not healthy.
- Imperfect; erroneous; incorrect: as, a, peccant citation.
- n. An offender.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Sinning; guilty of transgression; criminal.
- adj. Morbid; corrupt.
- adj. rare Wrong; defective; faulty.
- n. obsolete An offender.
- adj. liable to sin
- Latin peccāns, peccantis (Wiktionary)
- Latin peccāns, peccant-, present participle of peccāre, to sin; see ped- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Nothing is safe from this porcelain peccant pilferer, this corrupt criminal crockery, for the moment you turn your back, this amazing Ash Tray will abscond with all your electronic posessions and sell them on ebay.”
“Yesterday, he by severe cross-examination extracted from Lord MORLEY admission of personal knowledge of what are known as the peccant paragraphs in document handed on behalf of War Office to General GOUGH.”
“If a person has an abscess, the medical man will say that it contains "peccant" matter, and people say that they have a "bad" arm or finger, or that they are very "bad" all over, when they only mean "diseased.”
“It also tapped into the lighter side of the dour-looking Mr. Safire: a Pickwickian quibbler who gleefully pounced on gaffes, inexactitudes, neologisms, misnomers, solecisms and perversely peccant puns, like "the president's populism" and "the first lady's momulism.”
“The peccant cat follows me into the kitchen meowing constantly.”
“The Timesobit is written strongly enough in the Safire style--in one case he's described as "a Pickwickian quibbler who gleefully pounced on gaffes, inexactitudes, neologisms, misnomers, solecisms and perversely peccant puns"--that it makes you wonder if he drafted it himself.”
“The tattle of society did its best to place the peccant husband above the suffering wife.”
“My worry is that Obama, who appeals to the best of our nature, and to the transformative power of government, lives in a fantasy world, disconnected from the peccant realities of what it takes to get things done in Washington.”
“In photographing and videotaping Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen while they walked the streets of Paris, notoriously peccant paparazzi agency X17 may have broken French and international law.”
“Gavendum hic diligenter a, multum, calefacientibus, atque exsiccantibus, sive alimenta fuerint haec, sive medicamenta: nonnulli enim ut ventositates et rugitus conpescant, hujusmodi utentes medicamentis, plurimum peccant, morbum sit augentes: debent enim medicamenta declinare ad calidum vel frigidum secundum exigentiam circumstantiarum, vel ut patiens inclinat ad cal. et frigid.”
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