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Seen & Heard: Nine Conflicts and One Compliment

Favorite "Seen & Heard" Comments


All the definitions on Merriam-Webster.com include "Seen & Heard," a place to comment on why you looked up the word. Here are some of our favorite comments.

Definition:

: a suspension of activity

Seen & Heard:

avatar"My Ex once asked if we could call a 'moratorium' on the fighting all the time thing. I told him to shut up, and then looked up 'moratorium.' Now I am smarter than a fifth grader! How peculiar." – Diane Lehenaff

Definition:

: to understand profoundly and intuitively

Seen & Heard:

avatar"My lovely wife told me grok wasn't a real word, and we bet five bucks on it. Gimme mah money!" – Christopher Warren Cullen

Definition:

: apprehensive

Seen & Heard:

avatar"My husband was trying to get me to jump into a swimming pool and the water was cold. I told him I was feeling trepidatious and in front of 6 people he informed me it was not a word. I explained that it was a form of the word trepidation. He didn't believe me and I wanted to prove him wrong. I was right!" – Summer Trevor

Definition:

: enjoying the company of other people

Seen & Heard:

avatar"I was stopped by a police officer a few months ago and he said I was acting 'gregariously.' Confused by what he meant, I asked him to define the word. He said 'gregariously means that you are driving without care.' Seems he needs to look up definitions before using them! This comment made after he had already accused ME of not being able to speak English! The judge dismissed all charges after a written declaration was submitted regarding the officer's actions and misinformation on the ticket." – Beverly McNight

Definition:

: an obnoxiously conceited and self-assertive person with pretensions to smartness or cleverness

Seen & Heard:

avatar"Someone called me a wiseacre and looking up the definition lead me to 'smart aleck.' Now I'm disappointed because I thought it meant they thought I was intelligent." – Robert Martin

Definition:

: of or relating to hell : very bad or unpleasant

Seen & Heard:

avatar"My mom just told me to turn down that 'infernal banging'... I did but I thought about it, and it's hardly infernal is it?" – Sean F. Murphy

Definition:

: a very harsh controller or authority

Seen & Heard:

avatar"I was called a fascist because I am happy about plastic bags being illegal in my city." – Go Mer

Definition:

: lacking coherence, system, or central guiding agency : not organized

Seen & Heard:

avatar"Stupid argument with my fiance... He said that 'disorganized' wasn't a word, and that the right word was 'unorganized'. I told him that both words are real and have slightly different meanings. I guess I showed him... :-P" – Stephanie Longus

Definition:

: a timid, meek, or unassertive person

Seen & Heard:

avatar"Heard it at a business meeting today and the person who was called a milquetoast thought it was a type of toast, not a type of person." – Peter Weeks

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Definition:

: a glamorously attractive person

Seen & Heard:

avatar"A little 90 year-old woman walked in my office and said to me, 'Good morning Glamour-puss!'...I love her!"– Tiffany Darling




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