from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a coward, dastard, wretch
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See niding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wicked man.
- Wicked; mean; sparing: parsimonious.
I have called her nithing and put her from my mind. '
It is not likely that this selfish and unwarlike pedant -- a "nithing", as they probably called him -- had ever been aught but a most unwelcome necessity to the lion-hearted Ostrogoths, and for all but the families and friends of the three slain noblemen, the imprisonment and the permitted murder of his benefactress must have deepened dislike into horror.
Better to be seen as an angry black man than a weak, ineffectual nithing.
June 29th, 2009 11: 55 am ET it, s funny to see all the news on your sight, yet nithing about obama 'judge being overrulled? why?
Do you think Jeff Jacoby is a Nazi nithing or a Holocaust denier?
I know that Sabin does not think of my stepmother as nithing.
Need-wrack and grim nithing, of night-bales the greatest.
When the Irish men saw, that the Britons were in conflict, they fought fiercely, and nevertheless they fell; they called on their king: "Where art thou, nithing! why wilt thou not come hither? thou lettest us here be destroyed; -- and Pascent, thy comrade, saw us fall here; -- come ye to us to help, with great strength!"
He lay hidden near the gate till he saw my father come, in the dusk, from hunting, when he fell upon him and slew him, and forced an entrance -- the nithing!
For this siege the king again appealed to the country and called for the help of all under the old Saxon penalty of the disgraceful name of "nithing."