Definition of ordure in English:

ordure

Line breaks: ord¦ure
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːdjʊə
 
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noun

[mass noun]
1Excrement; dung.
More example sentences
  • Distilling that heap of ordure down to only ten nuggets of blackest filth takes work.
  • These sub-humans are attracted to the happiness of others like flies to ordure.
  • It was like watching a chimp trying to fashion a scale model of Michelangelo's David out of its own steaming ordure.
Synonyms
excrement, excreta, dung, manure, muck, droppings, faeces, stools, cowpats, guano, night soil, sewage, dirt, filth, jakes, doings, scat
informal pooh, doo-doo, jobbie
British informal cack, whoopsie, big jobs
North American informal poop
vulgar slang shit, crap, turds
1.1Something regarded as vile or abhorrent: can you give credence to this ordure?
More example sentences
  • But he is bogged down by a terrible script - crammed with all that is clunky, cutesy and phoney - and surrounded by actors giving turns of pure ordure.
  • Suddenly folk who pandered to his every whim are falling over themselves to add their deposit of ordure on his disgraced head.
  • But nor do I think it was quite the heap of steaming literary ordure that most reviewers found it to be.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from ord 'foul', from Latin horridus (see horrid).

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