ad verecundiam

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Shortened from the Latin expression argumentum ad verecundiam. From argumentum (meaning "argument") + ad (meaning "to" or "at") + verecundiam, the accusative singular of verecundia (meaning "coyness", "modesty" or "shame").

Noun[edit]

ad verecundiam (plural ad verecundiams)

  1. Appeal to authority, argument from authority or authoritative argument. Sometimes interpreted as an inductive argument or statistical syllogism.

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Adjective[edit]

ad verecundiam (comparative more ad verecundiam, superlative most ad verecundiam)

  1. Of or relating to ad verecundiam.
    Well, that's an ad verecundiam argument.

Adverb[edit]

ad verecundiam (comparative more ad verecundiam, superlative most ad verecundiam)

  1. In an ad verecundiam manner.
    He tried to make his case by arguing ad verecundiam.