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#207482 - 10/02/12 02:59 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Faldage]  
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this too shall pass
ah.. blind faith, cf. fideist.

#207487 - 10/02/12 10:54 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Not necessarily blind faith. It could be based on a good knowledge of the reliability of the object of the faith.

#207488 - 10/03/12 02:20 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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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*."

#207490 - 10/03/12 02:13 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Avy]  
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Hurry Avy! Remember that word. Obama and Romney debate tonight.
We can Twitter your forgotten word. It will go Internet viral. smile

#207529 - 10/06/12 08:03 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Im not looking for the name of a PERSON who shows "unquestioning/unconditional loyalty/favoritism". Im looking for the word that DESCRIBES "unquestioning/unconditional loyalty/favoritism" itself. And its a NEGATIVE connotation.

#207534 - 10/06/12 03:38 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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Well 0086, do you remember the context of your forgotten word's usage?
Me? I like "claque". As a condition that would be "claqueness".
smile

#207536 - 10/06/12 06:30 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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this too shall pass
from previous list:

(adjs)
gnathonic
obsequious (and synonyms)
unctuous
ingratiating

so, from thesaurus.com
obsequious
Definition: groveling, submissive
Synonyms: abject, beggarly, brownnosing, complacent, compliable, compliant, cringing, crouching, deferential, enslaved, fawning, flattering, ingratiating, kowtowing, menial, obeisant, oily, parasitic, parasitical, prostrate, respectful, servile, slavish, sneaking, sniveling, spineless, stipendiary, subject, submissive, subordinate, subservient, toadying, unctuous

(also, from fawning)
adulatory, bootlicking, bowing, cowering, crawling, humble, mealy-mouthed, scraping

and, from me:
meeching
oleaginous
smarmy [crossthreading!]
sequacious
sycophantic, sycophantical, sycophantish

FYI
meeching
Now regional (chiefly New England)
skulking, furtive; mean, cheap, contemptible; poor, obsequious

#207540 - 10/06/12 07:28 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: marek0086]  
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The Uriah Heep kind of obsequiousness? Yes, the idea of a context might help.

#207548 - 10/07/12 03:56 AM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: tsuwm]  
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How 'bout another one: "just not worth the effort?"
... I mean when the stomach has sucessfully made the trip to iceland who in their right minds will compete with such perfection?
PS: Am I on the wrong thread? I think I'm on the wrong board! This isn't weight watchers anonymous? Shudda taken the left toin for that one! Sorry!

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#207590 - 10/10/12 04:53 PM Re: Whats the word?? [Re: Avy]  
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"Politicians have to be able to have a high degree of acceptance of"...... ehmm......bribes?

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