Ordeal

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Ordeal

  • (noun) a very unpleasant and prolonged experience. “the ordeal of having to give evidence”
  • (noun) an ancient test of guilt or innocence by subjection of the accused to severe pain, survival of which was taken as divine proof of innocence. “ordeals conducted in the twelfth century”

Ordeal meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • दिव्य, परख, आज़माइश, अग्नि या जल द्वारा परीक्षा, कठिन परीक्षा, अग्नि परीक्षा, कटु अनुभव

Ordeal origin

  • Old English ordālordēl, of Germanic origin; related to German urteilen ‘give judgement’, from a base meaning ‘share out’. The word is not found in Middle English (except once in Chaucer’s Troilus ); modern use of ordeal (sense 2) began in the late 16th century, whence ordeal (sense 1) (mid 17th century).

Ordeal in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Fame comes at a cost: Sophie Turner opens up about ordeal with …
  • KZN mother’s harrowing ordeal as her child is locked in classroom …
  • Bandits beat, rob family in 4-hour ordeal
  • Norway Cruise Ship Passenger Describes Terrifying Ordeal
  • Five-hour Jet fuel ordeal

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Ordeal

  • Koi aur deal karo yaar is se he is ORDEAL to handle
  • or deal – delivering 10 pizza in 10 min.A painful or horrific experience

Ordeal pronunciation

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