something that is contradictory or opposite to another; a logical contradiction.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a Germanic people of northern European origin, exemplified by the Scandinavians. having or suggesting the physical characteristics associated with these people, typically tall stature, blond hair, blue eyes, and elongated head. (sometimes lowercase) of or relating to skiing events involving ski jumping and cross-country skiing. Compare (def 5). a […]
conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. serving to establish a standard. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental disorder; sane. Biology, Medicine/Medical. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or […]
the chief suitor of Penelope, killed by Odysseus upon his return from Troy. Historical Examples Two of the wooers, Antinous and Eurymachus, were greatly angered at the daring act of the youth. The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy Padriac Colum Antinous refers to it (l. 259) and proposes to defer the contest […]
a literary work in which the author rejects the use of traditional elements of structure, especially in regard to development of plot and character. noun Also anti-roman, nouveau roman. a type of prose fiction in which conventional or traditional novelistic elements are rejected