Adiaphorous
Adiaphorous Ad`i*aph"o*rous, a. [Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? different; ? through + fe`rein to bear.] 1. Indifferent or neutral. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) Incapable of doing either harm or good, as some medicines. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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  • adiaphorous — [ad΄ē af′ə rəs, ad΄ī af′ə rəs] adj. [Gr adiaphoros < a , not + diaphoros, different < diapherein, to differ < dia , through + pherein, to BEAR1] 1. morally neutral or indifferent 2. Med. neither harmful nor helpful …   English World dictionary

  • adiaphorous — /ad ee af euhr euhs/, adj. doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine. [1625 35, for earlier sense; < Gk adiáphoros, equiv. to a A 6 + diáphoros different (dia DIA + phoros PHOROUS)] * * * …   Universalium

  • adiaphorous — adjective neither harmful nor beneficial …   Wiktionary

  • adiaphorous — ad·i·aph·o·rous …   English syllables

  • adiaphorous — /ædiˈæfərəs/ (say adee afuhruhs) adjective doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine. {Greek adiaphoros indifferent} …   Australian English dictionary

  • adiaphorous — |adē|af(ə)rəs adjective Etymology: Greek adiaphoros obsolete : indifferent, neutral; especially : neither right or beneficial nor wrong or harmful …   Useful english dictionary

  • Adiaphorist — Ad i*aph o*rist, n. [See {Adiaphorous}.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of the German Protestants who, with Melanchthon, held some opinions and ceremonies to be indifferent or nonessential, which Luther condemned as sinful or heretical. Murdock. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Melancthon, Philipp — • Extensive article, informative. Thorough examination of his humanism and his contributions to western educational theory and practice Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Melancthon, Philipp      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Melancthon —     Philipp Melancthon     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Philipp Melancthon     Collaborator and friend of Luther, born at Bretten (in Unterpfalz, now Baden), 16 February, 1497; died at Wittenberg, 19 April, 1560.     (1) His Rearing and Education… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Philipp Melancthon —     Philipp Melancthon     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Philipp Melancthon     Collaborator and friend of Luther, born at Bretten (in Unterpfalz, now Baden), 16 February, 1497; died at Wittenberg, 19 April, 1560.     (1) His Rearing and Education… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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