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Devil’s Dictionary Lookup

DictionaryNet’s mission is direct you to valuable dictionaries and glossaries covering a wide range of fields. When envisioning my blog, I strongly rejected the idea to actually place a dictionary for directed access on my blog. Well, there is one dictionary that is too much of a temptation to me. I simply couldn’t resist adding Ambrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary. I spent too many hours enjoying this witty work of “Bitter Bierce”.

Actually you will find quite a number of online versions of the Devil Dictionary. So why another one? Certainly out of admiration for this work, but my idea is that in a next step I will find a way to enable you to comment and easily share EACH of the definitions. Please bear with me, until I worked that out.

For now – I cordially invite you to browse and enjoy the Devil’s Dictionary. If you are not familiar with this dictionary, published in 1906, be warned:  Political correctness has no entry in this dictionary.

From ABASEMENT to AVERNUS | From BAAL to BRUTE | From CAABA to CYNIC

From DAMN to DUTY | From Eat to EXTINCTION | From FAIRY to FUTURE

From GALLOWS to GUNPOWDER | From HABEAS CORPUS to HYPOCRITE | From I to ITCH

From J to JUSTICE | From K to KORAN | From LABOR to LYRE

From MACE to MYTHOLOGY | From NECTAR to NOVEMBER | From OATH to OYSTER

From PAIN to PYRRHONISM | From QUEEN to QUOTIENT | From RABBLE to RUSSIAN

From SABBATH to SYMBOLIC | From T to TZETZE | From UBIQUITY to UXORIOUSNESS

From VALOR to VOTE | From W to WRATH | From X to X

From YANKEE to YOUTH | From ZANY to ZOOLOGY

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