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Adding the word "Disrecommend" in the dictionary.

Meaning;

1) To recommend the opposite or negation of; to advise against.

2) Not prefer something; used in a hatred tone.

Comments

  • The word is already in the Oxford English Dictionary. It's described as 'obsolete'. And it was rare even when it was used. The only quotation is from 1611:

    The untunableness of one or two Instruments dis-recommends the whole Musical Consort.

    The meaning is covered by one sense of discommend. Admittedly not a particularly common word, but it has been in continual use for centuries. The most recent quotation is from 1958:

    The existing grant system..has little to recommend or discommend it.

  • edited January 8

    I agree, however the term "obsolete" is not related to disrecommend anymore. Disrecommend should be a word itself, it was also said in 1749 by Joakim Philander. (https://books.google.ca/books?id=qskIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA119&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false) However, it should be added. Pretty common nowadays. Edit: Used by other known people: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/disrecommend

  • @DavidCrosbie You meant the term disrecommend is already there?

  • @DavidCrosbie Ah thanks. However, they should still add it on the online version. Can't find it.

  • @DavidZixar, the word is in the online version of the OED.
    It isn't in other online dictionaries — or, indeed, in any other dictionaries — because it isn't currently in use, and when it was in use it was very, very rare.
    If it becomes popular, then future dictionaries will include it.

  • It's already in many dictionaries.

  • @DavidCrosbie Do you mind sending a screenshot? I'm unable to check and don't wanna spend money.

  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited June 29

    I can't do a screen shot, but here's the text

    † disrecommend, v.
    Etymology: dis- prefix 2a.
    Obsolete. rare.
    transitive. = discommend v. 3.

    1691 J. Norris Pract. Disc. Divine Subj. 217 The untunableness of one or two Instruments dis-recommends the whole Musical Consort.

    The cross-reference is to

    3. transitive. To invite disapproval of; to cause to be unfavourably viewed or received. Now somewhat rare.

    1578 J. Lyly Euphues f. 51v The manners of the childe at the first are to be looked vnto that nothing discommend the minde.
    ...
    1958 J. Vaizey Costs Educ. iii. 66 The existing grant system..has little to recommend or discommend it.

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