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reesetee commented on the word devenustated
1653 "To see what yet remains of beauty and order devenustated, and exposed to shame and dishonour."
September 26, 2007
yarb commented on the word devenustated
Excellent, thanks. It wasn't in my Shorter OED. Do you have an OED usage?
September 25, 2007
kewpid commented on the word devenustated
OED: deprived of beauty or comeliness; disfigured, deformed.
Yeah yeah. I think it means roughly "having seen better days":"...even as that sad realm in the middle was gently expiring devenustated but yet, even though feculent, ours."Peter Reading, "Stet", 1986
seanahan commented on the word devenustated
I'm breathless with anticipation.
September 24, 2007