Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, January 27, 2014-- casuistic
Posted on 01/27/2014 5:54:47 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday,1/27/14
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry. 2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical: casuistic distinctions. Also, cas·u·is·ti·cal.
Etymology: casuist 1609, "one who studies and resolves cases of conscience," from Fr. casuiste, from L. casus (see case (1)). Often in a sinister or contemptuous sense. Casuistry is first attested 1725. McCormick, urged a more historical approach to natural law, and with it a new appreciation of and fresh ways of approaching the principle of double effect, casuistic reasoning, and weighing various goods and ends in practical matters. The controversies of post-conciliar theology by Hinze, Bradford E. / National Catholic Reporter For many observers the whole unseemly farce that evening in Munich had been stage-managed, written and directed by casuistic promoter Frank Warren, who would match flailing frogs for a fight if some idiot would buy a ticket. If this was a soap the writer would be committed! by Birmingham Mail (England)
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with WFTD.
The realm of climate change/global warming is rife with casuistry.
No pushing at the door please!
casuistry goes along with the wftd from friday, sophistry.
Happy monday. ugh.
All that rock salt being used on the roads is caustic.
what’s happy about it? ; )
it’s a wonder the roads aren’t just melting under the amount they have slathered on them here.
1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry. 2.(snip) sophistical: (snippity snip(s) .. )casuistic distinctions. Also, cas·u·is·ti·cal.
30F - 17F in one hour is not a happy occasion ?
(2 or 3 minutes since I last looked to post the 17)
2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest
i am sitting at a balmy 42 degrees so neener neener to you. Going back down to 8 and then a high near 20 tomorrow, but right now, i’m ready to don a tube top outside ; )
maybe definition #2 was too subtle for you ; ) LOL
The libs take a workplace statistic
To find reasons for going ballistic
“The rich—they earn more
All the others are poor”
Inequality claims: casuistic
Stay away from the Theraflu.
(And keep your distance from the FReeper “compassion” crowd, too.)
Great limerick! And you know the really crazy thing is that libs really do think the rich should give over their money to the poor. I always want to say “you first”, because you have more than someone, somewhere...
I checked the FreeRepublic rules. Good news--selfies are allowed!
It's a democrat trick ... just throw out what you don't want and build your thesis
you are critical of those who are not compassionate towards drug deaths?
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