These Are The 'Most Hated' Words in the English Language

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Social Content Editor7 February 2018

We’ve all got our pet hates, but when it comes to words in the English language, there are a few we just have no time for whatsoever.

I asked everyone at Culture Trip for their least favourite words in the English language. From yeast to bap, gushing to renal, here’s just a few that will quite literally make you vom. Oh, and thanks to Merriam Webster for all the cringe-worthy definitions.


Definition: A mystifying, misleading, or puzzling question posed as a problem to be solved or guessed.


Definition: Viscid mucus secreted in abnormal quantity in the respiratory passages.


Definition: Slightly or moderately wet.

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Definition: Causing a desire for more


Definition: An unborn or unhatched vertebrate especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specifically :a developing human from usually two months after conception to birth


Definition: A soft food product prepared by treating soybean milk with coagulants (such as magnesium chloride or diluted acids).


Definition: the 45th President of the United States.

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Definition: A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack (as in a cliff).


Definition: A viscid slippery secretion that is usually rich in mucins and is produced by mucous membranes which it moistens and protects.


Definition: Of, relating to, involving, or located in the region of the kidneys.


Definition: Marked by, responding to, or expressing the softer emotions.


Definition: A one-piece undergarment for women that consists of hosiery made with a panty-style top – usually plural in construction.


Definition: The edible viscera of a fowl.

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Definition: A hard or brittle external coat or covering.


Definition: To utter a loud, usually protracted, high-pitched, rhythmical sound especially as an expression of sorrow, joy, celebration, or reverence.


Definition: A salve or unguent for application to the skin.


Definition: Lacking vigor or force.


Definition: Something that is broad, limber, or flat and usually thin and that hangs loose or projects freely.

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Definition: A noxious gas.


Definition: A small often decorative mat.


Definition: A small bun or roll.


Definition: To relieve of a charge, load, or burden.


Definition: To damage or injure the surface of by contact with a rough surface (and several other meanings).


Definition: A yellowish surface froth or sediment that occurs especially in saccharine liquids (such as fruit juices) in which it promotes alcoholic fermentation, consists largely of cells of a fungus (such as the saccharomyces, Saccharomyces cerevisiae), and is used especially in the making of alcoholic liquors and as a leaven in baking.

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Definition: A thick, opaque, usually yellowish-white, fluid matter that is formed as part of an inflammatory response typically associated with an infection and is composed of exudate chiefly containing dead white blood cells (such as neutrophils), tissue debris, and pathogenic microorganisms (such as bacteria)


Definition: To cause (oneself) to crouch or sit on the ground.


Definition: The process of segregating, elaborating, and releasing some material either functionally specialized (such as saliva) or isolated for excretion (such as urine).


Definition: A viscous or sticky substance.


Definition: To emit a sudden copious flow.

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