Definitions

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  • adj. Bad; evil.
  • n. Evil; harm.
  • n. An evil person; especially, the evil one; the devil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bad; evil.
  • n. Evil; harm.
  • n. An evil person; especially, the evil one; the devil.

Etymologies

From Middle English qued, quede, queed, quaad, from Old English *cwǣd ("evil, bad"), from Proto-Germanic *kwēdaz (“bad, ugly”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷēdh- (“muck, excrement, dung, filth, disgust, vermin”). Cognate with Old Frisian quād ("bad, evil"; West Frisian kwea), Dutch kwaad ("evil, bad"), Low German quaad ("bad, evil, sinful, mean, angry"), Middle High German quāt ("evil, bad"). Related also to Old English cwēad ("dung, dirt, filth"), Old Frisian quāt ("dung, manure"), Middle Low German quāt ("dirt, filth"), German Kot ("dung, feces, filth, muck"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have, however, qued up some short fun things to entertain you while I'm gone, so I'm not abandoning you completely.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Democrats have complained that Gonzales has been evasive with his answers to their qued they want him delayed until they are .... and this ...

    Who's in charge here?

  • On the “big case” it seems to me that all the elements, other than intent, are pretty much qued up by the indictment to be proven.

    Firedoglake » SOL Scooter

  • OTOH, Rove is where the firewalls are going up, so the Prosecutor may have a lot that is not qued up on the Marquee to address before making determinations, especially if the evidence to the GJ so far has implicated more than one person.

    Firedoglake » Part I of Well, That Has to…

  • When they qued up to fight the Constitution, they might not have really thought through why the first amendment is first.

    Firedoglake » A Constitutional Crisis of Cheney’s Making?

  • The 19 or something cashier watched the ceremony with lagging patience, the line behind me qued up and ran on, on beyond the entry aisle and into the soup area.

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • It is hard when reality is so straightedged ... and to make that transfer from straighted reality to curly qued dreams is though, and noone I know really believes they have the perseverencene and strength to conquer that.

    simplymine Diary Entry

  • With an old syrup can (to hold the bait) & a candle for a light pullars = peeler crabs - soft-shelled for bait boo = bow quine = quean (young woman) thole = endure yole = fishing yawl littlen = little one caaed sair deen = get up for work too early gran'est o 'yer gear = the best one might have loup = flip-flop qued = could bairn = child

    The Fisherman's Wife

  • They gave every evidence of wishing to help me; but of course if I had not forgotten that one cannot assume from the statements "not-Leopard implies Boomer Duke" and "not-Leopard implies Foraminifera 9" that, qued, "Boomer Duke implies Foraminifera 9" ... if I had not forgotten this, I say, I should not have been "deceived."

    The Day of the Boomer Dukes

  • Paptaste udderly, semped sempsemp dezhavoo, qued schmerz -- Excuse me.

    The Day of the Boomer Dukes

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  • Obsolete

    A. a. Evil,wicked,bad
    b. Hostile,inimical to(rare)

    B a. A bad or wicked person
    b. spec. The evil one,the devil

    July 12, 2009

  • Obsolete

    A. a. Evil,wicked,bad
    b. Hostile,inimical to(rare)

    B a. A bad or wicked person
    b. spec. The evil one,the devil

    June 8, 2008