woest

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʋust/
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  • Hyphenation: woest
  • Rhymes: -ust

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch woeste, from Old Dutch wuosti, from Proto-West Germanic *wōstī.

Adjective[edit]

woest (comparative woester, superlative meest woest or woestst)

  1. (concerning a creature and behavior) wild, savage, feral, ferocious, furious
    De hooligans waren buitengewoon woest.
    The hooligans were exceptionally furious.
  2. (concerning a place) inhospitable, rough, wild; (poetic) desolate
    Dit volk is aangepast aan het leven in een woeste omgeving
    This people have adapted to living in a hostile environment.

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of woest
uninflected woest
inflected woeste
comparative woester
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial woest woester het woestst
het woestste
indefinite m./f. sing. woeste woestere woestste
n. sing. woest woester woestste
plural woeste woestere woestste
definite woeste woestere woestste
partitive woests woesters

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