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/ ˈmoʊ məs /
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noun, plural Mo·mus·es, Mo·mi [moh-mahy] /ˈmoʊ maɪ/ for 2.
Also Mo·mos [moh-mos]. /ˈmoʊ mɒs/. Classical Mythology. the god of ridicule.
(sometimes lowercase) a faultfinder; a carping critic.
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Origin of Momus
<Latin Mōmus<Greek Mômos, special use of mômos blame, ridicule
Words nearby Momus
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How to use Momus in a sentence
The penny bi-weekly broadside of session 1823-4 was almost wholly dedicated to Momus.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XXII (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
The artist was on his mettle, and his twenty etchings for this collection of anecdotes are among the immortal children of Momus.George Cruikshank|W. H. Chesson
Momus was called upon to decide their merits, but he blamed them all.
He was the son of Night and Sleep; the name Momus signifies a jester.
Momus helped Mercury find Psyche, and they all had a tremendous time and hoped it would never be Monday.The Harlequinade|Dion Clayton Calthrop
British Dictionary definitions for Momus
/ (ˈməʊməs) /
noun plural -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
Greek myth the god of blame and mockery
a cavilling critic
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