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condign (kuhn-DYN) adjective
[From Middle English condigne, from Anglo French, from Latin condignus, from com- (completely) + dignus (worthy). Ultimately from Indo-European root dek- (to take, accept) that's the ancestor of other words such as deign, dignity, discipline, doctor, decorate, and docile.]
"Anger is not a great human accomplishment, even when it is a condign
response to events."
"But the doolally behaviour continued and his [soldier's] superiors
considered more condign punishment."
This week's theme: Miscellaneous words
Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. -Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)
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