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COENOBITE
COENOBITE, n. A man who piously shuts himself up to meditate upon the sin of wickedness; and to keep it fresh in his mind joins a brotherhood of awful examples. O Coenobite, O More…
COMFORT
COMFORT, n. A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbor's uneasiness.
COMMENDATION
COMMENDATION, n. The tribute that we pay to achievements that resembles, but do not equal, our own.
COMMERCE
COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
COMMONWEALTH
COMMONWEALTH, n. An administrative entity operated by an incalculable multitude of political parasites, logically active but fortuitously efficient. This commonwealth's capitol's More…
COMPROMISE
COMPROMISE, n. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except More…
COMPULSION
COMPULSION, n. The eloquence of power.
CONDOLE
CONDOLE, v.i. To show that bereavement is a smaller evil than sympathy.
CONFIDANT
CONFIDANT, :CONFIDANTE:, n. One entrusted by A with the secrets of B, confided by _him_ to C.
CONGRATULATION
CONGRATULATION, n. The civility of envy.
CONGRESS
CONGRESS, n. A body of men who meet to repeal laws.
CONNOISSEUR
CONNOISSEUR, n. A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else. An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a railway collision, some wine was pouted More…
CONSERVATIVE
CONSERVATIVE, n. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
CONSOLATION
CONSOLATION, n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.
CONSUL
CONSUL, n. In American politics, a person who having failed to secure and office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.
CONSULT
CONSULT, v.i. To seek another's disapproval of a course already decided on.
CONTEMPT
CONTEMPT, n. The feeling of a prudent man for an enemy who is too formidable safely to be opposed.
CONTROVERSY
CONTROVERSY, n. A battle in which spittle or ink replaces the injurious cannon-ball and the inconsiderate bayonet. In controversy with the facile tongue — That bloodless warfare More…
CONVENT
CONVENT, n. A place of retirement for woman who wish for leisure to meditate upon the vice of idleness.
CONVERSATION
CONVERSATION, n. A fair to the display of the minor mental commodities, each exhibitor being too intent upon the arrangement of his own wares to observe those of his neighbor.
The Devil's dictionary from 1911 University Dictionaries
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