Teutonic

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adjective

Teu·​ton·​ic tü-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce Teutonic (audio)
tyü-
: of, relating to, or characteristic of the Teutons
Teutonically adverb

Teutonic

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noun

Examples of Teutonic in a Sentence

Adjective a Teutonic commitment to hard work
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
The proliferation of Nazi bad guys allowed for the continuation of that practice, in a somewhat hypocritical way: Wagner could deliver his thrilling orchestral charge to action scenes even as he was being demonized as a Teutonic menace. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 2 Sep. 2023 After several revolts against the Teutonic Order, in 1410, during the Polish Teutonic wars, the city's council recognized the Polish king, Władysław Jagiełło, as its sovereign. Danuta Hamlin, Fox News, 1 Sep. 2023 The small Italian automaker is free from Chrysler's shackles, now taking up residence under the tutelage of Teutonic titan Audi. Car and Driver, 1 Aug. 2023 Suspension tuning is another major element of aggressive turn-in and prompt recovery in quick transitions, of course, and the Passat's Teutonic heritage shows to good advantage in these essentials of fun to drive (FTD). Tony Swan, Car and Driver, 3 June 2023
Noun
To model a high combat strength, the researchers chose Elite Teutonic Knights, which has the highest individual combat strength in the game. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 29 Aug. 2023 Some historians claimed that there had been a uniquely authoritarian and militaristic German Sonderweg (special path), which deviated from the historical path followed by Western Europe and led from Prussia—some traced it back as far as the Teutonic Knights—to the Third Reich. David Motadel, The New York Review of Books, 28 Sep. 2023 After several revolts against the Teutonic Order, in 1410, during the Polish Teutonic wars, the city's council recognized the Polish king, Władysław Jagiełło, as its sovereign. Danuta Hamlin, Fox News, 1 Sep. 2023 Among them: Germany’s 24-mile-long island of Sylt, a Teutonic Nantucket. Andrew Nelson, WSJ, 9 Sep. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1618, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1612, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Teutonic was in 1612

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“Teutonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Teutonic. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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Teutonic

noun
: the Germanic languages
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