procrusteanism love

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  • # the move to the police state, ID cards, data bases, CCTV, Health and Safety procrusteanism, the hemming in of people into their own homes and the need for passes to go anywhere or find work, all in the name of making us happier and safer;

    nourishing obscurity

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  • How is this word any different than Procrustean? Both are adjectives, and seem to be interchangeable. Thus, the shorter should be preferred.

    December 13, 2006

  • This one is hard to find in dictionaries. So, here's Worthless Word of the Day's take on it:

    doctrine marked by arbitrary often ruthless disregard of individual differences or special circumstances

    December 13, 2006