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adjectiveliterary, figurative, rare
Of, relating to, or suggestive of wormwood; (figurative) bitter, harsh.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Image Ipocrysy. Originally from classical Latin absinthium absinthium + -al. In later use probably re-formed from absinthium + -al.
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