Friday, July 1, 2011


laodicean: "(lay-ah-duh-SEE-uhn)

adjective: Lukewarm or indifferent, especially regarding religion.

After Laodicea, a city in Asia Minor, whose Christians were rebuked for their indifference to religion in Revelation 3:16 in the New Testament. Earliest documented use: 1633.

'How can we expect such vital realism from our pathologically Laodicean political class?' — Kevin Myers; An Irishman's Diary; Irish Times (Dublin); Jul 19, 2005. (© Wordsmith Words)"

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