Funest
Funest Fu*nest", a. [L. funestus, fr. funus a funeral, destruction: cf. F. funeste.] Lamentable; doleful. [R.] ``Funest and direful deaths.'' --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

A forerunner of something very funest. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]


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  • funest — FUNÉST, Ă, funeşti, ste, adj. Care aduce nenorocire, moarte; fatal. ♦ Trist, funebru, sinistru. – Din fr. funeste, lat. funestus, it. funesto. Trimis de RACAI, 21.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  FUNÉST adj. 1. v. dezastruos. 2. fatal, nefast, sinistru,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Funest — (v. lat.), traurig, unglücklich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Funést — (lat.), unheilbringend, unheilvoll, traurig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • funest — “portending death,” 1550s (implied in funestal), from M.Fr. funeste unlucky (14c.), from L. funestus causing death, destructive; mournful, from funus (see FUNERAL (Cf. funeral) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • funest — adjective /fjuːˈnɛst/ Causing death or disaster; fatal, catastrophic; deplorable, lamentable. I do assure you, there is nothing I have a greater scorn and indignation against, than these wretched scoffers; and I look upon our neglect of severely… …   Wiktionary

  • funest — /fyooh nest /, adj. boding or causing evil or death; fatal; disastrous. [1645 55; < F funeste < L funestus, deriv. of funus funeral, death] * * * …   Universalium

  • funest — fu|nest Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • funést — adj. m., pl. funéşti; f. sg. funéstã, pl. funéste …   Romanian orthography

  • funest — fu·nest …   English syllables

  • funest — (ˈ)fyü|nest adjective Etymology: French funeste, from Latin funestus, from funer , funus : portending death or evil : fatal, dire, doleful …   Useful english dictionary

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