Weekly Words ~ The Contemptuous Coward Had to Face The Consequences of His Choices with Unequivocal Care!

Consequentialism [kon-si-kwen-shuh-liz-uhm] (noun)

  1. The theory that human actions derive their moral worth soley from their outcomes or consequences.
  2. The theory that ethical decisions should be made on the basis of the expected outcome or consequences or the action.

Coward [kou-erd] (noun)

  1. A person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.; a timid or easily intimidated person.


  1. One who shows disgraceful fear or timidity.
  2. Lacking courage; very fearful or timid.

Contemptuous [kuhn-temp-choo-uhs] (adjective)

  1. Showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.
  2. Manifesting, feeling, or expressing deep hatred or disapproval: feeling or showing contempt.

Care [kair] (noun)

  1. A state of mind in which one is troubled; worry, anxiety, or concern.
  2. A cause or object of worry, anxiety, concern, etc.
  3. Serious attention; solicitude, heed, caution.
  4. The provision of what is needed for the well-being or protection.
  5. Temporary keeping, as for the benefit of or until claimed by the owner.
  6. Grief, suffering; sorrow.

(verb)(used without object)

  1. To be concerned or solicitous; have thought or regard.
  2. To be concerned or have a special preference (usually used in negative constructions.)
  3. To make provision or look out (usually follow by for).
  4. To have an inclination, liking, fondness, or affection (usually followed by for).

(verb)(used with object)

  1. To feel concern about.
  2. To wish, desire, like.

Rigor [rig-er] (noun)

  1. Strictness, severity, or harshness, as in dealing with people.
  2. The full or extreme severity of laws, rules, etc.
  3. Severity of living conditions; hardship; austerity: The rigor of wartime existence.
  4. A severe or harsh act, circumstance, etc.
  5. Scrupulous or inflexible accuracy or adherence: The logical rigor or mathematics.
  6. Severity of weather or climate or an instance of this: The rigors of winter.
  7. The quality of being unyielding or inflexible.

Unequivocal [uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl] (adjective)

  1. leaving no doubt : CLEAR, UNAMBIGUOUS

    production of unequivocal masterpieces

  3. not equivocal; unambiguous; clear; having only one possible meaning or interpretation:

    an unequivocal indication of assent; unequivocal proof.

  4. absolute; unqualified; not subject to conditions or exceptions:

    The cosigner of a note gives unequivocal assurance that it will be paid when due.

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