Open main menu

Wiktionary β

ad verecundiam

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

Shortened from the Latin expression argumentum ad verecundiam. From argumentum (meaning "argument") + ad (meaning "to" or "at") + verecundiam, the accusative singular of verecundia (meaning "coyness", "modesty" or "shame").

NounEdit

ad verecundiam (plural ad verecundiams)

  1. Appeal to authority, argument from authority or authoritative argument.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ad verecundiam (comparative more ad verecundiam, superlative most ad verecundiam)

  1. Of or relating to ad verecundiam.
    Well, that's an ad verecundiam argument.

AdverbEdit

ad verecundiam (comparative more ad verecundiam, superlative most ad verecundiam)

  1. In an ad verecundiam manner.
    He tried to make his case by arguing ad verecundiam.