Definition of ordure in English:


Syllabification: or·dure
Pronunciation: /ˈôrjər


  • 1Excrement; dung.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1Something regarded as vile or abhorrent.
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    • 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.


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

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