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Monday, February 04, 2013

Definitions for dyslogistic

  1. conveying disapproval or censure; not complimentary or eulogistic.

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Citations for dyslogistic
She had forgotten for the moment the Captain's invidious and dyslogistic employment of the Greek alphabet. Michael Innes, Appleby's Answer
One answer lies in a less well-known but equally important countertradition, the dyslogistic school of memoir written by former officials who present themselves as disillusioned innocents. Jacob Heilbrunn, "Not My Fault," The New York Times Sunday Book Review, June 22, 2008
Origin of dyslogistic
Dyslogistic grew to prominence in the early 1800s, by applying the negative prefix dys- to a (eu)logistic expression of praise in speech or writing.