Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

perdition \per-DISH-uhn\, noun:
1. A state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul; damnation.
2. The future state of the wicked.
3. Hell.
4. Utter destruction or ruin.
5. Obsolete. Loss. 

~You know, I like this word a lot better than Hell.  It sounds scarier and more final than Hell.  "You're on the path to perdition, son.  Watch out."  Yep, watch out, indeed!~

Perdition stems from the Latin perditi┼Źn- meaning destruction. It was the equivalent of perdit, the past participle of perdere meaning to do in, ruin or lose.


  1. Growing up I heard the word, perdition. Now, no. It has such an impending-doom sort of ring to it... I used to hear ~ the road to perdition.

  2. It does have that doom and gloom sound to it, Savanna. I think that's part of what I like about's so much deeper than the other choices. :)

  3. Yep, I agree. Perdition has an atmosphere to it.