wallow wallow  /ˈwɑ loʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an indolent or clumsy rolling about
  2. (v) devote oneself entirely to something; indulge in to an immoderate degree, usually with pleasure
  3. (v) roll around,
  4. (n) a puddle where animals go to wallow
  5. (v) rise up as if in waves
  6. (v) be ecstatic with joy
  7. (v) delight greatly in

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In this country the rich and the famous wallow in indecent luxury while the poor and the indigent toil to make both ends meet.
  2. The aid workers saw the ugly side of the town when they saw pigs wallowing in filth and swarms of flies buzzing everywhere.
  3. Determined not to wallow in self-pity, Howard pick up his life with fierce determination and came through the ordeal.

News

  1. Oregon Zoo goes to work on Elephant Lands, its new $53 million exhibit

    The animals will have gentle hills to climb, a pool, mud in which to wallow and feeding stations designed to encourage them to move as much as 16 hours a day.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Jaunty setting belies grim family drama

    The first sign of trouble in the romantic comedy "Love Is All You Need" is the cliched and incessant use of "That's Amore." Ever since that early-'50s Dean Martin hit was used in "Moonstruck" in 1987, the song has been pop culture's Pavlovian signal to wallow in the jollier side of all things Italian.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser

  3. Inside the Beltway: Romney's reinvention

    Mitt Romney has returned to public radar: He's no longer the docile guy meandering around the suburbs or grocery shopping in a post-campaign world. He's granting strategic interviews and he's got aggressive notions about the Republican Party, seeking to pull it from a wallow of social issues and combative identity ...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  1. "Let us not wallow in the valley of despair," King said here. "In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream."
    on Apr 14, 2006 By: Martin Luther King Source: Washington Post

  2. "We can't wallow in self pity," said Tampa Bay coach John Tortorella. "We just have to find a way to complete a game. You have to look for encouragement in this game. We did some good things and improved on some things. We have to get better...
    on Jan 5, 2008 By: John Tortorella Source: Sports Network

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