Dictionary.com

Momus

[ moh-muhs ]
/ ˈmoʊ məs /
Save This Word!

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.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of Momus

<Latin Mōmus<Greek Mômos, special use of mômos blame, ridicule
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use Momus in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Momus

Momus
/ (ˈməʊməs) /

noun plural -muses or -mi (-maɪ)
Greek myth the god of blame and mockery
a cavilling critic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK