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#207603 - 10/11/12 11:07 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Originally Posted By: marek0086
Im looking for the word that DESCRIBES "unquestioning/unconditional loyalty/favoritism" itself. And its a NEGATIVE connotation.


Not one word but... 'Extreme Patriotism' has this negative behaviour!

#207616 - 10/11/12 06:46 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Candy]  
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Following that line, "Jingoism" is a word used in the UK to express that.


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#207653 - 10/14/12 11:58 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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'Jingoism' a wonderful word. I just LIU

A very British word. Of course I had heard the oath 'by jingo' but had not connected it. And its link to the French word 'Chauvinism'
.... that of malice to a particular group.

#208090 - 11/23/12 05:08 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Avy]  
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Originally Posted By: Avy
Can I sneak in another "what's the word" question? I read a single word that means "people's hatred", which I have now forgotten. The context was "Politicians have to be able to have a high degree of acceptance of *people's hatred*."


I had posted this a while ago. Well I found the word I was looking for. I thought I would share it. The quote is "To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power. Seneca"

#208092 - 11/24/12 12:24 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Avy]  
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Good of you to come back with this word. Odium. I think I will make it a loan word, unless the owners of English will only lend it against a high interest rate. smile (such are the days) frown

#208093 - 11/24/12 02:10 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: BranShea]  
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How about an even trade, Lowlander? smile You take our word "odium" and we take your word "hatelijk"?
We English will readily admit that your word has more bite. shocked

#208094 - 11/24/12 09:19 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: jenny jenny]  
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A fair and generous exchange.

#208187 - 12/01/12 05:31 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Adoration; adulation; Charles's friend (see other thread).

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