Silver’s Word of the Week or Month… PUGILISTIC

I have been toying with this idea for a while now. I decided that it would be fun to offer a different word each week (or month) with its meaning and use it in a sentence. It will be fun to see if we can incorporate some of these words into our everyday life!

Behold the birth of Silver’s Word of the Week… or Month, whatever the case may be!

For my first week, the word I heard on television (Yes, believe it or not) was:


The root word is pugilist [pyoo-juh-list]. says a pugilist is someone who fights with their fists, like a boxer. It usually refers to a professional. In this context, the word is a noun.

If someone is pugilistic that suggests to me that the person has a “fighting” nature. In this context, pugilistic is an adjective.

To use the word in a sentence:

Donald Trump and his pugilistic attitude seem to have a wide appeal to many voters this campaign season.

**This is not a political dissertation. The sentence is only used for demonstration purposes.**

Heard any interesting words lately?

Thanks for stopping by,

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About Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles - The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017. The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family. Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers. A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website

57 Responses

  1. From MS Waist of Space 23:

    From the bowels of the ship, three storeys down in the galley, came the remarkably rich, robust, rambunctious, reverberatingly resonant and ribald tones of CFP Patsy (the preposterously post-pubescent, permanently pouting, preternaturally pugilistic preparer of puff pastry, pies and pasties). “Two shakes coming up, Admiral. Any particular flavour?”

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  2. Love the idea Colleen!
    You know I had heard this word before… Just never really knew what it meant… Until now!
    I have a few children in my nursery whom could be described as pugilistic… Though professional they definitely aren’t!!!!!

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  3. This is a great feature. I love learning new words, and trying to weave them into a sentence! To play along, I checked out the word of the day on one of my apps and was surprised to find the word is psittacism – not one I’ve come across. It means mechanical, repetitive and meaningless speech (parrot-fashion) 😀

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  4. This is a great idea and will be very popular. Good first word start – one of those you’ve heard of but don’t quite know what it means. Thank you for enlightening us, Colleen. Following my last post, I was thinking of something similar but of words that have become ‘lost’.

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  5. Liking your new theme Colleen, I’ve changed mine too! It’s good to get a new look a bit like a wardrobe change or a new haircut it enlivens the blog… I’ve been coming across a few pugilistic little boys in the playground during my new work duties!! Ha ha… 🙂

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  6. It’s a scrumdiddliumptious idea. Make it per week pls? xxx

    Got to brag: My boy started his speech on Thursday: “Ladies and gentlemen; adjudicators; pluviophiles!” (After a horrifically dry summer we’re finally getting some rain 😉 ) Afterwards he came to me & asked: “Did you hear me say ‘pluviophiles’?”

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  7. Oooh I love this idea Colleen, it’s always fun to learn new words with interesting meanings. I will confess, I was initially assuming this would be something about pug lovers!! Haha! Now I know. Hoping to use this in a sentence this week to show off my new found knowledge – hehe. Thanks for sharing! KL ❤

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