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Du français funeste, issu du latin fūnestus, issu de fūnus (« funérailles, mort »).

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Nature Forme
Positif funest
Comparatif more funest
Superlatif most funest

funest \fjuːˈnɛst\

  1. (Vieilli) Funeste.
    • I do assure you, there is nothing I have a greater scorn and indignation against, than these wretched scoffers; and I look upon our neglect of severely punishing them as an high defect in our politics, and a forerunner of something very funest. — (John Evelyn dans une lettre au Dr. Pierce, publié en 1863 dans Diary and correspondence of John Evelyn, F.R.S., volume 3, page 142, 17 septembre 1663)
    • Scarce had this unhappy Nation recover’d these funest disasters, when the abomination of Play-houses rose up in this land: From hence hath an inundation of Obscenity flow’d from the Court and overspread the Kingdom. — (Probablement Alexander Pope, God’s Revenge Against Punning, de Miscellanies, 3e volume, page 226, cité à partir de 1742, 7 novembre 1716)
    • ..excepting only some Popes have be’en remarked by their own histories for funest and direful deaths. — (Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1854)
    • Funest philosophers and ponderers,
      Their evocations are the speech of clouds.
      — (Wallace Stevens, Of the Manner of Addressing Clouds, de la collection Harmonium, 1922 (première publication le 7 septembre 1923))
    • Flora, initially an ivory-pale, dark-haired funest beauty, whom the author transformed just in time into a third bromidic dummy with a dun bun. — (Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 264, 1969)

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