farraginous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (the stem of) Latin farrago +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /fəˈɹeɪd͡ʒɪnəs/

Adjective[edit]

farraginous (comparative more farraginous, superlative most farraginous)

  1. (now rare) Random, miscellaneous, indiscriminate.
    • 1646, Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.3:
      For being a confusion of knaves and fools, and a farraginous concurrence of all conditions, tempers, sexes, and ages; it is but natural if their determinations be monstrous, and many waies inconsistent with Truth.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Thou art, I vow, the remarkablest progenitor bar none in this chaffering allincluding most farraginous chronicle.