The obscure word of the week is gadarine

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThis week’s obscure English word is gadarine.

It’s an adjective describing a headlong or impetuous rush. Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

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5 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is gadarine

  1. Hi Matthew,
    Thank you for introducing to your readers this fine word that is becoming increasingly obscure.
    As far as I know, the word is usually used in the capitalized form and spelt as “Gadarene” rather than “gadarine”.
    Here is my entry:

    SoundEagle must be somewhat Gadarene-minded in spending so much time and thought on having a highly fluid view, methodological openness and interdisciplinary diversity where both [quotation] and [misquotation] are concerned in the post entitled “The Quotation Fallacy “💬”” at

    Happy February to you soon!


    1. Hah! Actually I mis-spelt it – I worked off a hand-written note, and my hand-writing is terrible. Should be ‘gaderine’, possibly with a capital given the origin of the word in the name of a town. Gadarine is an Armenian girls’ name (not yet appropriated by the English language, though I expect that is only a matter of time, the English language doesn’t just steal words from other languages, it chases after them down dark alleys and riffles their pockets for more…)


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