Zoilus

noun Zo·i·lus \ˈzōələs\

Definition of Zoilus

plural

Zoiluses

\-sə̇z\ also

Zoili

\-ˌlī\
  1. :  a bitter and usually enviously carping critic :  one given to unjust quibbling and faultfinding :  belittler, caviler — compare aristarch, momus

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Origin and Etymology of zoilus

after, Zoilus 4th century b.c. Greek rhetorician and critic who was notable for the severity of his criticisms of Homer's poems


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