Procrustean

PROCRUSTEAN English Hindi Meaning

Procrustean Vocab Meme Dictionary – English Hindi Translation with picture

Procrustean [proh-kruhs-tee-uh n]

  • (adj) (especially of a framework or system) enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality.“a fixed Procrustean rule”

Procrustean meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • बलपूर्वक समता स्थापित करनेवाला

Procrustean bed 

  • a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality

Origin

Procrustes kept a house by the side of the road where he offered hospitality to passing strangers, who were invited in for a pleasant meal and a night’s rest in his very special bed. Procrustes described it as having the unique property that its length exactly matched whomsoever lay down upon it. What Procrustes didn’t volunteer was the method by which this “one-size-fits-all” was achieved, namely as soon as the guest lay down Procrustes went to work upon him, stretching him on the rack if he was too short for the bed and chopping off his legs if he was too long.

Procrustean sentences from Newspaper

Procrustean pronunciation

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Factotum

Factotum English Hindi meaning

Factotum Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi transalation with picture

Factotum [fak-toh-tuh m]

  • (noun) a person, as a handyman or servant, employed to do all kinds of work around the house.
  • (noun) any employee or official having many different responsibilities.

Factotum (फैक्टोटम) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • सब काम करने वाला नौकर

Factotum sentences from Newspaper

  • The joys of being a mindless government factotum must be endless.
  • Here the anonymous anti-hero is a New York attorney who has fled a failed relationship to work as the factotum for a wealthy Dubai family
  • Unfazed, Nawaz quickly despatched a high-powered civil and military delegation, headed by his factotum defence minister
  • He was chairperson of the party’s newspaper group for long, was a loyal factotum of the Gandhi family
  • Immediately I got a call from Premchand Gupta, Lalu’s factotum, and he asked for a meeting

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Factotum

  • focus on totum : total meaning all

Factotum Pronunciation

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Curiosity killed the cat

curiosity killed the cat meaning

Curiosity killed the cat – Idiom Meme – meaning with picture

Curiosity killed the cat (idiom)

  • being inquisitive about other people’s affairs may get you into trouble.

Origin

  • Well everyone knows that cats are very curious creatures and poke their nose everywhere which can cause trouble. It is stated that the phrase ‘curiosity killed the cat’ is actually a spin-off of an old saying that really had nothing at all to do with the cat’s natural sleuthing abilities! In the 16th century, there was a saying, “care kills a cat”. This statement meant that cats seemed to be very cautious, careful and worrisome creatures, and too much anxiety can be bad for one’s health, even to the point of sending one to an early grave. A cat, then, could be killed by excessive “care” as indeed could a human. Over the years, the meaning of the word “care” changed, and the word “curiosity” was substituted in the phrase, intending to explain that this was a trait that got both people and cats into trouble sometimes!

“Curiosity killed the cat” sentences from newspaper

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Hermit

hermit English Hindi Dictionary

Hermit Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi Dictionary with pictures

Hermit [hur-mit]

  • (noun) a person who has withdrawn to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion.
  • (noun) any person living in seclusion; recluse.
  • Zoology. an animal of solitary habits.
  • a hummingbird found in the shady lower layers of tropical forests, foraging along a regular route.

Hermit (हर्मट / हर्मिट) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • संत,संन्यासी,एकांतवासी,जोगी,तपस,मुनि,वैखानस,अरण्य वासी,एकान्तवासी,तपस्वी,त्यागी,यती,वैरागी

Hermit sentences from Newspaper

Mnemonic Trick to remember the meaning of Hermit

  • her+m+it: one who cannot live with HER say, I will live alone

Hermit Pronunciation

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Polyglot

polyglot English Hindi Dictionary

Polyglot Vocab Meme Dictionary – English Hindi meaning with pictures

Polyglot [pol-ee-glot]

  • (noun) a person who knows and is able to use several languages.
  • (adj) having a command of or composed in many languages “a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages”

Polyglot  (पालीग्लाट) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • बहुभाषाविद् ,बहुभाषी,अनेक भाषाएँ जाननेवाला

Polyglot sentences from Newspaper

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Polyglot

  • poly(many)+glot(glottis=speech organ)= many speech organ = able to speak many language

Polyglot pronunciation

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