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adiaphorous

ad·i·aph·o·rous
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ee-af-er-uh s]
    • /ˌæd iˈæf ər əs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-ee-af-er-uh s]
    • /ˌæd iˈæf ər əs/

Definitions of adiaphorous word

  • adjective adiaphorous having no effect for good or ill, as a drug or placebo 3
  • adjective adiaphorous morally neutral or indifferent 3
  • adjective adiaphorous neither harmful nor helpful 3
  • adjective adiaphorous doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine. 1
  • noun adiaphorous Neither harmful nor beneficial. 1

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Origin of adiaphorous

First appearance:

before 1625
One of the 42% oldest English words
1625-35, for earlier sense; < Greek adiáphoros, equivalent to a- a-6 + diáphoros different (dia- dia- + -phoros -phorous)

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Parts of speech for Adiaphorous

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

adiaphorous popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adiaphorous usage trend in Literature

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