This is almost exclusively used as a negative comment on sporting behaviour over here. For instance:
"Neymar's antics are "a shame" for football, said Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio after their 2-0 defeat by Brazil on Monday."
Any background? I can't find an entry.
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David Myer wrote : But why on earth are we using a French word/expression when there is a perfectly satisfactory and well-established English (Greek) one? Epigram is surely an exact synonym? I agree the two words may be synonyms. But that does not end the conversation. There is nuance among synonym...
Is there a good antonym for intemerate? As in totally blemished / defiled? I think that would work better for many politicians on your side of the pond. Ours are generally more plain incompetent, but they are working on it.
To shave a ship of the line down to a smaller vessel, typically a frigate. I thought of this because HMS Indefatiagable, popularised by CS Hornblower, had such undertaken. Could be a discussion of loan word usage type stuff?
Though for scrabble, it would need band to be played in a suitable location, at the same time you happened to have ALAICAL as your tiles. Sorry, I'm both a pedant and a keen scrabble player
I'm not sure we need this one - there are plenty of more colourful descriptions for this state that people know, and some they don't if that's needed too. In his cups, sozzled, banjaxed, tipsy, legless, wellied, paralytic, hammered, battered, sudsy, lit up etc etc, all have a better specific meaning...