Thursday, July 3, 2014

THE WORD OF THE WEEK: MISBEGOTTEN


        Definition:
       adjective

  1. unlawfully conceived : illegitimate
  2. having a disreputable or improper origin
  3. not worthy of respect or approval.
Examples:
  • Many hoped that the newly-elected administration would focus on ending what they perceived to be a misbegotten war.
  • "The annals of medical history are strewn with wrongheaded theories, misbegotten paradigms and woefully ill-conceived treatments. U.S. physicians no longer prescribe heroin to children afflicted by coughs—common practice in 1912. Lobotomies, all the rage into the 1950s, too, are passé." — Chase Olivarius-Mcallister,The Durango Herald (Colorado), May 18, 2014

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