Daily Word Quiz
a) beloved, much loved
b) large, astonishing
c) self-important, arrogant
Today's Featured Word: TORTIOUS
1. wrongful, injurious, hurtful; illegal ...1387-8 obs.
2. in law: pert. to a tort ...1544
from Anglo-French torcious (14C) wrongful; illegal
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1387-8 - see EXAMPLE below
"...for than wer tort & forth nough worthe an haw about,
and pleasen no men, but thilke greuous and torcious
been in might and in doinge..."
From: The Testament of Love
By: Thomas Usk, 1387-8
Daily Word Quiz Answer
BOOLIE a) beloved, much loved ...1769 obs.