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Definition of the adjective adscititious

What does adscititious mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. added or derived from something outside; not inherent
    • example: an adscititious habit rather than an inherent taste
    • similar: extrinsic
  2. supplemental; not part of the real or essential nature of a thing

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Google previewThe Endangered English Dictionary: Bodacious Words Your Dictionary Forgot (1997)

by David Grambs

good writing on a minor subject early McPhee works for adoxography par excellence adscititious (ad-sit-TISH-us) additional or supplemental an adscititious dessert as ...

Google previewDictionary of Early English (1955)

by Joseph T. Shipley

adscititious. Originally meaning added from outside, supplementary, this word was used in the 18th century (Bailey's DICTIONARY, 1751) to signify counterfeit, false. Also ascititious.

Google previewDictionary of the Synonymous Words and Technical Terms in the English Language (1806)

by James Leslie (of Edinburgh.)

Adscititious, ascititious. ADDRESS. v. To greet. ADDRESS. s. Dedication, allocution, com- pellation, oration. ADJUSTMENT. s. Adjustment of the parts of a body to each other, coaptation, juxtaposition. ADMIRAL. t. Thalassiarch. ADMIT. v .

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Adscititious Meaning

Video shows what adscititious means. derived or acquired from something extrinsic, not part of the real, inherent, or essential nature of a thing. Adscititious ...

Scrabble value of A1D2S1C3I1T1I1T1I1O1U1S1

The value of this 12-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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