What is another word for ordure?

Pronunciation: [ˈɔːdjʊ͡ə] (IPA)

Orduous, ordures and ordurous are three synonyms for the word ordure. Orduous is an adjective meaning dirty or soiled, while ordures is a noun meaning excrement or waste. Ordurous is an adjective used to describe something that is foul-smelling or putrid. There are a number of other synonyms for this word, including filth, dirt, and scum. Each of these words has a slightly different nuance or meaning, so if you are looking for the perfect word to describe a particular situation, it may be helpful to consult a thesaurus or other reference to find the best synonym for your needs.

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What are the hypernyms for Ordure?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for ordure?

Ordure is a term that refers to human waste, feces, or excrement. The opposite of this word is cleanliness, hygiene, or purification. Ordure is a word that is associated with dirt, contamination, and pollution. Therefore, antonyms for ordure refer to cleanliness, hygiene, and disinfection. Cleanliness and hygiene are important to maintain a healthy environment and prevent the spread of diseases. Synonyms for these antonyms include cleanness, spotlessness, purity, and sanitation. Maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is an essential aspect of daily life and is crucial for maintaining good health and well-being.

What are the antonyms for Ordure?

Usage examples for Ordure

Mr. Gordon again refers to Dr. Warburton's house, and the patients in their cribs "wallowing in their filth throughout the whole of Sunday," while on Monday morning they were "in a state of nudity, covered with sores and ordure, and were carried into the yard to be suddenly plunged into cold water, even when ice was in the pails."
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles"
Daniel Hack Tuke
Have Coops, wherein every fowl is a part, and not room to turn in, and means to cleanse daily the ordure behind them, and two troughs; for before that, one may be scalding and drying the day the other is used, and before every fowl one partition for meat, another for drink.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened"
Kenelm Digby
The native hogs are too nauseous for food, the animals maintaining themselves almost entirely on ordure.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes"
Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes

Famous quotes with Ordure

  • In each of the cathedral churches there was a bishop, or an archbishop of fools, elected; and in the churches immediately dependent upon the papal see a pope of fools. These mock pontiffs had usually a proper suit of ecclesiastics who attended upon them, and assisted at the divine service, most of them attired in ridiculous dresses resembling pantomimical players and buffoons; they were accompanied by large crowds of the laity, some being disguised with masks of a monstrous fashion, and others having their faces smutted; in one instance to frighten the beholders, and in the other to excite their laughter: and some, again, assuming the habits of females, practised all the wanton airs of the loosest and most abandoned of the sex. During the divine service this motley crowd were not contended with singing of indecent songs in the choir, but some of them ate, and drank, and played at dice upon the altar, by the side of the priest who celebrated the mass. After the service they put filth into the censers, and ran about the church, leaping, dancing, laughing, singing, breaking obscene jests, and exposing themselves in the most unseemly attitudes with shameless impudence. Another part of these ridiculous ceremonies was, to shave the precentor of fools upon a stage erected before the church, in the presence of the populace; and during the operation, he amused them with lewd and vulgar discourses, accompanied by actions equally reprehensible. The bishop, or the pope of fools, performed the divine service habited in the pontifical garments, and gave his benediction to the people before they quitted the church. He was afterwards seated in an open carriage, and drawn about to the different parts of the town, attended by a large train of ecclesiastics and laymen promiscuously mingled together; and many of the most profligate of the latter assumed clerical habits in order to give their impious fooleries the greater effect; they had also with them carts filled with ordure, which they threw occasionally upon the populace assembled to see the procession. These spectacles were always exhibited at Christmas-time, or near to it, but not confined to one particular day.
    Joseph Strutt
  • …the sin of gluttony, also the sin of lecherous intent toward an honourable and high-placed matron….But more sin is to come, and that sin a double one, namely of lechery in act, perhaps venial in the young but by no means to be condoned, and of adultery, which Saint John saith shall be punished by fire for the act and brimstone for the stink of the ordure of the partners in that sin….She is but a heathen….With the instinct of her kind she knoweth the best and most secret places for lechery….thou are bent on sin, the act of darkness….On her breath is no honey but the smell of strong drink, the potent mingling of barley and juniper in deadly ferment….One man is from the Antipodes but, contrary to the superstition of the vulgar, he is like other men….It is he who seeth the cabin where thy lust worketh itself out, he remembereth lewd advice of the charioteer of Cathay….approacheth on tiptoe the sound of beastly gratification….Lust croucheth now above in the rooftree, his wings fearfully foldeth….But in his rage he spareth not her, calling her Jezebel and harlot….
    Anthony Burgess

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