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Post by please » Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:18 am

Would you please apply the meaning spectrum of "interested - uninterested - disinterested" to "honest" and "true". New words welcome.
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Post by podictionary » Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:28 pm

how about

unimpeachable - honest – artless (as in not scheming) – (there is another one that could go in here along the lines of "could be led astray", corruptible is too harsh) - dishonest - crooked/corrupt

irrefutable - true - questionable - untrue - preposterous

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Post by Phil White » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:11 pm

honest - human - politically motivated
true - of no significance - politically motivated
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Post by dalehileman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:32 pm

Please, if I understand your thread correctly, perhaps the answer is this: The former three don't usually apply to the latter two
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Post by please » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:36 am

Grateful for suggestions, some really enjoyable. Dale made the enquiry clearer. Any explanation why "disinterested" (as a concept of some considerable strenght defining situations excluding the bond of "interest") does not support the concepts of "honesty" and "truth" (and many others)?
For instance, on a Sunday, "Today is Sunday" is "true", "Today is Monday" is "untrue". But "What is today?" is neither one nor the other. If we want to follow the the line of "true" in qualifying the above three sentences, suddenly we become wordless when we go into the question form.
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