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Definition of the adjective absonant

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  1. Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to consonant.

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Ab-sent is an Absolute is an Ac-ceptable is an Ac- cessary is an Ab-soi-utory is an -3 Ac-cessory is an <J Absonant is an Ac-cess- ible is ...

Google previewA Compleat English Dictionary Oder Vollständig Englisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, Anfänglich Von --- Hrsg. U. Verb. Von Anton Ernst Klausing. Etc. 4. Aufl (1771)

absolution, pardon, absolutio, die Lossprechung, Lpszehlung, Erlassung, Begnadigung, 'Absonant, discordant, absonus, ungleich lautend, mißhellig, widrig klingend. . Absonous, (äbsonos) absonant, absurde, ...

Google previewThe Royal English dictionary: or, A treasury of the English language (1763)

by Daniel Fenning

AB'SONANT, Parr, [absonant, Lat.] founding harshly ; figuratively, contrary to reason, absurd, foreign to the purpose, AB'SONOUS, Adj. [absonant, Lat.] ill- ibunding] not agreeable to, in allusion to th concords of music : absonous to reason.

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

supplant, transplant, absonant, adamant, arrogant, combatant, DICTIONARY OF RHYMES. 271.

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language ... (1863)

by Alexander Reid

to sound ; sonorous, absonant, consonant, dissonant, inconsonant, outsound, resound, unconsonant, unison. Sophos (Gr.), wise; sophia, wisdom; sophical, gymnosophist ...

Google previewThe Ladies' Lexicon, and Parlour Companion ... (1846)

Being Also Particularly Adapted to the Use of Academies and Schools

ABSONANT. adj. Contrary to rea- proud for. adv. above. ABOVE-BOARD. adv. In open sight ; without disguise or concealment. ABO VE-MENTIONED, adj. Mentioned previously. ABRA'DE. v. To rub off. pr. par. abrading ; past. abraded.

Google previewDictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English, Containing Words from the English Writers Previous to the Ninetheenth Century which are No Longer in Use ... [etc.] (1857)

by Thomas Wright

ABSONANT, adj. (LaL) (1) Discordant, disagreeing. Absonous was used in the same sense. (2) Untunahle. Caclceram. Aasrscnn, s. for obstacle . Aos'rrm'r, adj. Absent. Warw. Ansren, v. (Lat. absterreo.) To deter. Aasrmexr, adj.

Google previewDictionary of obsolete and provincial English (1857)

by Thomas Wright

Absonant, adj. (Lat.) (1) Discordant, disagreeing, Absonous was used in the same sense. (2) Untunable. Cocieram. Abstacle, ». for obstacle. Abstent, adj. Absent. Warw. Abster, v. (Lat. alsterreo.) To deter. Abstinent, adj. (Lat.) Abstemious.

Google previewA dictionary of etymology of the English language (1859)

and of English synonymes and paronymes by John Oswald

B Absonant, literally, sounding from ; wide from the purpose, contrary to reason. § Absonous ...

Google previewThe Royal Standard English Dictionary (1800)

In which the Words are Not Only Rationally Divided Into Syllables, Accurately Accented, Their Part of Speech Properly Distinguished and Their Various Significations Arranged in One Line; But, Likewise, by a Key to this Work ... it Exhibits Their True Pronunciation ... To which is Prefixed, a Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. To the Whole are Added, the Scripture Proper Names in the Old and New Testaments, Names of the Principal Cities, Rivers, Mountains, &c. in the Known World: Also, the Ancient and Modern Poets, Philosophers, and Statesmen, &c. ... by William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.)

transplant, absonant, adamant, arrogant, combatant, consonant, cormorant, protestant, significant, visitant, covenant, dissonant, disputant, elegant, elephant, exorbitant, conversant, extravagant, ignorant, insignificant, inhabitant, militant, ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3S1O1N1A1N1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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