Definitions

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  • adj. Of hatred: extremely strong, bitter, intense.

Etymologies

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From Latin Vatinianus (in odium Vatinium, in Catullus), from personal name Vatīnius, reportedly the name of a Roman who was universally hated.

Examples

  • Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offences, and they that erst were willing to do all mutual offices of love and kindness, now revile and persecute one another to death, with more than Vatinian hatred, and will not be reconciled.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Vatinian law, he had settled at New Como [55]; because it had been conferred upon them with ambitious views, and by a stretch of the laws.

    The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 01: Julius Caesar

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