Word Wednesday: Finifugal

Finifugal

Pronunciation

adjective | [fan’ee-fyoo-gal]

Definition

Hating endings; of someone who tries to avoid or prolong the final moment of a story, relationship, or some other journey  … Oh, Never Mind.

Etymology

Your Latin Lesson:

fini-s:  end
+ fug-a:   flight
+ -al

Did You Know?

Quotation
1883 A. Tollemache in Jrnl. Educ. 1 Sept. “In modern as well as in ancient times, the finifugal tendencyis apparent.”

For Further Reading

Mark Forsyth’s 11 Weird Words/Phrases You Should Be Using

 

 

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