omsonst

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German umsonst (for free, in vain).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɔmsɔnst/, [ʌmˈsʌnˀsd̥]

Adjective[edit]

omsonst

  1. futile, useless

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of omsonst
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular omsonst 2
Neuter singular omsonst 2
Plural omsonste 2
Definite attributive1 omsonste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used as a predicative, in which case it is indeclinable (like all other adjectives).

Synonyms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

omsonst

  1. in vain

Synonyms[edit]


Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cf. German umsonst.

Adverb[edit]

omsonst

  1. in vain