excrescence excrescence

Definition(s):

  1. (n) something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  2. (n) (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body

Usage(s):

  1. Franklin Roosevelt, who recently described columnists as unnecessary excrescences, turned out to be a onetime excrescence himself.
  2. In his second book Grass has turned to another grotesquea gawky adolescent named Joachim Mahlke who is afflicted by a quivering excrescence of flesh over his Adam's apple.
  3. As every Junker knows Herr Darr regards their class as a feudal excrescence on new Germany.

News

  • Meanwhile, in Chicago, Joel Reese defends Clark the Pantsless Cub.

    Meanwhile, in Chicago, Joel Reese defends Clark the Pantsless Cub . Neil Steinberg does not . Some highlights: "Horror ... pantsless obscenity ... Smurf-like blandness ... monstrosity ... homogenized ... this excrescence ... designed to pacify the sick children it visits in hospitals (thus freeing actual players from the chore, a colleague even more cynical than myself pointed out) ... The love ...
    on January 15, 2014     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  • The desert is described as lifeless, and Bowles writes in one of his grimmer passages, "Now there was a grey, insect-like vegetation everywhere, a tortured scrub of hard shells and stiff hairy spines that covered the earth like an excrescence of...
    on Nov 20, 2009 By: Paul Bowles Source: guardian.co.uk

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