Lurdan
Lurdan Lur"dan, a. Stupid; blockish. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • lurdan — or lurdane [lʉr′dən] n. [ME lurdan < OFr lourdin < lourd, heavy, dull, stupid, prob. < VL * lurdus < L luridus, LURID] Archaic a lazy, dull person adj. Archaic lazy and dull …   English World dictionary

  • Lurdan — Lur dan, n. [OF. lourdin, fr. lourd heavy, dull, thick headed. See {Lord}.] A blockhead. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lurdan — /lerr dn/, Archaic. n. 1. a lazy, stupid, loutish fellow. adj. 2. lazy; stupid; worthless. [1250 1300; ME < MF lourdin dullard, equiv. to lourd heavy, dull ( < VL *lurdus, for L luridus LURID) + in < L inus INE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lurdan — /lerr dn/, Archaic. n. 1. a lazy, stupid, loutish fellow. adj. 2. lazy; stupid; worthless. [1250 1300; ME < MF lourdin dullard, equiv. to lourd heavy, dull ( < VL *lurdus, for L luridus LURID) + in < L inus …   Useful english dictionary

  • lurdan(e) —   a.,n. dull and lazy (person).    ♦ lurdanism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • lurdane — noun Etymology: Middle English lurdan, from Anglo French *lurdin, from lurd dull, stupid, from Latin luridus lurid Date: 14th century archaic a lazy stupid person • lurdane adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idiot — n imbecile, mooncalf, Inf. moron; fool, sap head, Simple Simon, noodle, Inf. jay, Sl. jerk, goose; simpleton, ninny, nincompoop, silly, silly billy, driveler, tomfool; dimwit, nitwit, half wit, featherbrain, pinhead; scatterbrain, rattlehead,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • worthless — adj 1. valueless, nugatory, bastardly, meritless, inutile; inadequate, unserviceable, impracticable, inefficient; frivolous, trivial, inessential, inconsequential, unimportant, superfluous, petty; empty, idle, inane, paltry, Dial. footy; trashy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • lourdan — ˈlərdən variant of lurdan …   Useful english dictionary

  • lurdane — ˈlərdən noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English lurdan, from Middle French lourdin dullard, from lourd dull, stupid more at lourd archaic : an idle or lubberly fellow …   Useful english dictionary

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