"Meaning not found"
sfbrady1243 last edited by
I enjoy this game, but I don't understand how a word can be accepted, but then in the definition, "meaning not found" comes up. That just doesn't make sense to me. Anybody else?
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@sakamvari didn't reply to your question, and I don't see any reason whatever for you to send a screenshot. You could simply post a word that doesn't have a definition, and one could understand that no definition appears for it.
The reason for the lacking definitions, I imagine, is that the word list is coming from one place and the dictionary from another. Some of the accepted words simply don't have dictionary entries, at least yet.
Obviously roymccoy has the right of it.
For me, Scrabble allows me to enlarge my vocabulary whilst indulging my passion for competing.
If I really get interested in a particular word which Lexulous defines as "meaning not found" (!) then I just google it. Usually I don't bother though - who cares what an ugly looking word like 'vug' means anyway?!
Shuffling letters about would seem to be part of the game. If 'vug' fits then I use it.
@mistertoad Hmph! Vugs are beautiful things! I love seeing them in old stone buildings. I agree tho, the word itself is ugly.
I just knew I shoulda googled the damn word!! Now I look churlish! The universe is always trying to make me look dumb!
Your turn now. Find me a really ugly word that stands for something beautiful, commendable, delicate or whatever.
(not easy to think of any!)
@mistertoad Does 'pulchritude' meet your specifications? for an ugly word that means something beautiful or physically attractive?
@mistertoad Pulchritude. Crepuscular. Puce.
Yay! Much better than my own examples!
"Even though it looks (and sounds) like it would describe a disease or a bad attitude, pulchritudinous actually describes a person of breathtaking, heartbreaking...beauty."
Thanks for responding. Funny how you and 'itaintsam' both went for 'pulchritude'!
“the evening's crepuscular charm”
Puce (not sure that this always fits the bill)
I thought about colors I hated: ecru, puce, lavender, beige and black.
("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings")
Uncle Vernon stopped, his fist still raised, his face an ugly puce.
("Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban")
I deliberately made this exercise to make the point that there is a natural evolution in language relating to onomatopoeia e.g. cuckoo, sizzle. And, yes, I had to google for the spelling of onomatopoeia! LOL
@mistertoad Pity that Katherine Barber, Canada's Word Lady, has died. https://katherinebarber.blogspot.com/ She was a wonderful speaker and had a great show on CBC.
For your pleasure ... a list of "14 Words That Capture The Beauty And Charm Of English":