Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday's Word

Wednesday's Word

Wednesday's Word will be a weekly feature wherein I'll introduce a not-very-common and/or not-frequently-used word.

Today's Wednesday's Word is: ABDERIAN.

Abderian is an adjective which means: pertaining to foolish or excessive laughter. Given to laughter; inclined to foolish or incessant merriment.

The guests were having so much fun, their abderian behavior was contagious!

Try using abderian in conversations and see the responses you get! Have fun with it and see you back next Wednesday for another new, weird word!

Note: The source for many of the words I'll be featuring can be found at Luciferous Logolepsy. They are so obscure, I was actually unable to find some of them at a couple of common online dictionary references, such as The Free


  1. What a great word! Never heard it before. I'll have to spring it on some unsuspecting people for fun. Thanks!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. With two boys, I live in an abderian world.

    Thanks for the great word--I have a feeling when I start throwing this one around, I'll stump some people.

  3. Fabulous word! That would be a great name for a species or creature in a fantasy story.

  4. Elizabeth, Alan and CC: Glad you like the word! I guess because of my logolepsy, I find it so much fun building my vocabulary with these obscure words! :)

  5. What a wonderful word which is completely new to me. It is, however, an apt description of the atmosphere at the rehearsals back when I was directing plays.




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