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Of, relating to, or characteristic of Acrasia, a personification of excess or intemperance presented as a deceitful enchantress in Spenser's Faerie Queene; specifically designating Acrasia's home, the ‘Bower of Bliss’; reminiscent or evocative of this.
Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Keats (1795–1821), poet. From the name Acrasia + -an.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.