Acharnement

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Acharnement Savage fierceness; ferocity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n acharnement Bloodthirstiness, as of wild beasts or of infuriated men; ferocity; eagerness for slaughter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Acharnement ä-shärn′ment (sometimes nasalised as in French), thirst for blood, ferocity.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. acharner, refl. sacharner, to thirst for blood.

Usage

In literature:

Aristophanes, Acharne, 66 i.
"Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius
When Glenure moved north to Fort William, Allan went to James Stewart's cottage of Acharn.
"Historical Mysteries" by Andrew Lang
The French called him "le plus audacieux et le plus acharne," in the design of conquering Canada.
"Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast" by Samuel Adams Drake
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