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misologyLittle strokes make a letter and those letters come together to form words. We assign meanings to the words. Often they express simple ideas: tree, rock, water, and so on. Sometimes a word describes a more complex idea.
Have you ever found yourself wondering, "Wouldn't it be nice if there were a word for it?" Well, there is a word for almost everything under the sun. This week we have dug up five words you may not have known existed.
noun: Hatred of logic or reason.
From Greek miso- (hate) + -logy (science, study).
"Fletcher laughed. 'Your coyness smacks of misology. Sinking back down
to that dark place within yourself, the one that you tried so
desperately to suffocate.'"
See more usage examples of misology in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person. -William Feather, author, editor and publisher (1889-1981)
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