Word of the Day Archive
Saturday September 14, 2013
bursting apart; bursting open.
I imagined the dissilient pod of rumours a creative bureau chief up for promotion might hatch. Stories, once sprung, would snowball out of control, growing more damaging with each repetition.
-- Susan Daitch, L.C., 2002
The court was dissilient, generationally fractured, manned (as it were) by an increasingly impatient and acquisitive nobility.
-- Eric Scott Mallin, Inscribing the Time, 1995
Dissilent comes from the Latin word dissilīre meaning "to leap apart."