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That has the capacity for animadversion; specifically (in early use) perceptive, percipient, (in later use) critical, hostile.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry More (1614–1687), philosopher, poet, and theologian. From classical Latin animadvers-, past participial stem of animadvertere animadvert + -ive. Compare post-classical Latin animadversivus. Compare earlier animadvert, animadversion, animadversor.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.