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Definition of the adjective adiaphorous

What does adiaphorous mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. neither harmful nor beneficial

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Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

ADIAPHOROUS is a denomination given by Mr. Boyle to a kind of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

[K adiaphorous + -ist.] A person characterized by indifference or moderation, especially in religious matters. Specifically [cap.], a follower or supporter of Melanchthon in the controversy which arose in ...

Google previewPhilologia Anglicana: or, a Philological and synonymical dictionary of the English language; in which the words are deduced from their originals-their sense defined-and the same illustrated and supported by proper examples and notes, critical and explanatory. [“A-Adornment” only.] (1806)

by Benjamin DAWSON (Rector of Burgh, Suffolk.)

Adiaphorous,-according to Quincy, signifies neutral; particularly used of some spirits and salts, which are neither of an acid nor alkaline nature.” 2. l “ Our adiaphorous spirit may be obtained, by distilling the liquor that is afforded by wood and ...

Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

— Our adiaphorous spirit may be obtained, by distilling the liquor that is aribided by woods and divers other bodies. -Bojle.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Boyle, • Adiaphorous,' Adiaphorus, in chemistry, a name given by Mr Boyle to a kind of spirit dis- 1 ilfed from tartar and some other vegetable bodies; and which is neither acid, vinous, nor urinqus ; but in many respects dillcrent froin any other ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1898)

A Complete Encyclopaedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific and Technological by John Ogilvie

See ADIAPHOROUS..] A moderate or indifferent person; specifically, a name given in the sixteenth century to certain followers ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1751)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue by Nathan Bailey

ADIAPHOROUS [of 'Adua popes, of . neg, and 4tatopo; ...

Google previewDictionary of the English Language, in Miniature (1806)

To which are Added an Alphabetical Account of the Heathen Deities, and a Chronological Table of Remarkable Events, Discoveries, and Inventions by Samuel Johnson

lying close to, bordering upon Adiaphorous, a. neutral, indifferent Adiaph'ory, s. neutrality, ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2I1A1P3H4O1R1O1U1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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