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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sinth]
    • /ˈæb sɪnθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-sinth]
    • /ˈæb sɪnθ/

Definitions of absinthian word

  • noun absinthian a green, aromatic liqueur that is 68 percent alcohol, is made with wormwood and other herbs, and has a bitter, licorice flavor: now banned in most Western countries. 1
  • noun absinthian wormwood (def 2). 1
  • noun absinthian Of the nature of wormwood. 1

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Origin of absinthian

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < French < Latin absinthium wormwood < Greek apsínthion

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Parts of speech for Absinthian


absinthian popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for absinthian

adj absinthian

  • sour — having an acid taste, resembling that of vinegar, lemon juice, etc.; tart.
  • harsh — ungentle and unpleasant in action or effect: harsh treatment; harsh manners.
  • astringent — An astringent is a liquid that you put on your skin to make it less oily or to make cuts stop bleeding.
  • acid — An acid is a chemical substance, usually a liquid, which contains hydrogen and can react with other substances to form salts. Some acids burn or dissolve other substances that they come into contact with.
  • tart — sharp to the taste; sour or acid: Tart apples are best for pie. Synonyms: astringent, acrid, piquant. Antonyms: sweet, sugary, bland, mellow.

adjective absinthian

  • pungent — sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.

Antonyms for absinthian

adj absinthian

  • pleasant — pleasing, agreeable, or enjoyable; giving pleasure: pleasant news.
  • content — The contents of a container such as a bottle, box, or room are the things that are inside it.
  • genial — of or relating to the chin.
  • kind — of a good or benevolent nature or disposition, as a person: a kind and loving person.
  • wonderful — excellent; great; marvelous: We all had a wonderful weekend.

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