vicarious

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  • Pronúncia: /vɪˈkɛəɹi.əs/ (RU); /vaɪˈkɛ(ə)ɹi.əs/
    àudio (EUA)
  • Etimologia: Del llatí vicarius.

Adjectiu[modifica]

vicarious ‎(no comparable)

  1. aliè
    People experience vicarious pleasures through watching television.—«La gent experimenta el plaer aliè quan mira la televisió.»
  2. substitutori
    As time went on, the cruel custom was so far mitigated that a ram was accepted as a vicarious sacrifice in room of the royal victim.[1]—«A mesura que anava passant el temps, el cruel costum s'havia mitigat tant que un boc era acceptat com a sacrifici substitutori en comptes de la víctima reial.»
  3. diferit, delegat
    In these, however, he had not much time to indulge, for a footman, still decked in the trappings of vicarious grief, opened the door with the most startling promptitude, and he was ushered upstairs into a small but richly furnished room.[2]—«Tanmateix, ell no tingué gaire temps a perdre, ja que un criat, encara embolcallat amb les robes d'un dol diferit, li obrí la porta tot d'una i el dugué escales amunt cap a una saleta ricament moblada.»

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Vegeu també[modifica]

  1. James Frazer, The Golden Bough, cap.26, 1900
  2. H. Rider Haggard, The Blue Curtains, cap.III, 1920