for-sewenlic
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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for-sewenlic
adj. 1. deserving contempt, contemptible Forsewenlic biþ werod wífmenn feohtað that army is contemptible in which women fight, Hml. S. 31, 1097. Ðá ungedyrstigan wénað ðæt ðæt suíðe forsewenlic sié ðætte hié doð vehementer despecta putant esse quae faciunt, Past. 209, 11. Forsewenlicra dispectior, Wrt. Voc. ii. 140, 63. 2. exciting contempt, abject, despised Hé wæs swá forsewenlic (ita despectus ), þéh þe hit gelumpe him hwilc man ... ongén cóme, and sé wǽre gegréted, hé forhogode tógénes grétan, Gr. D. 34, 2. Gehwilce untrume and forsewenlice on ðisum middanearde, Hml. Th. ii. 376. 5.
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