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Slava
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Putid

Postby Slava » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:05 pm

No, I didn't leave out the "r". This one's related, but has a slightly different meaning.

Stinking, rotten, mean, low, worthless, foul, dirty, disgusting.

I like the noun - putidity. Also, putidness, but the first one's a winner in my book.
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Re: Putid

Postby Grogie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:08 pm

Very interesting. Thanks Slava!

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Re: Putid

Postby Slava » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:27 pm

Glad you like it. If I understand correctly, putrid is the stench of something putrescent, meaning actually rotting. Putid is better for living things and motivations.

So one could speak of a putid president, but probably not a putrid one.

I also like how we can put putidity and cupidity together.
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