After a long break OWF (Old Word Friday) has returned. I needed to build back up my old work list and do some research so I could share them with the world. I’m so happy to be getting back to the roots of this blog since OWF is one of the original posts I did on a weekly bases since this place started.
So, without further ado I give you this week’s old word: ACRASIAL
Acrasial is an adjective believed to have been created in 1851. It was believed to be first used by the American novelist Sylvester Judd who lived from 1813-1853 in Westhampton, Massachusetts.
The word means ill-regulated or ill-tempered.
Robert Baratheon was an acrasial king.
The acrasial teacher was known to throw desks at his students.
The use of acrasial can be found in a lot of older books but is a term rarely used in modern works. I love this word because I love interesting adjectives that are forgotten by time.
Question of the day:
Have you heard or read the word acrasial before? If so where?