[ ther-sahy-teez ]
/ θərˈsaɪ tiz /
(in the Iliad) a Greek who accused Agamemnon of greed and Achilles of cowardice during the Trojan War.
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How to use Thersites in a sentence
Thersites would have been at once pulled down and beaten; the host would not have rushed to the ships on his motion.
We never hear again of Thersites, or of any one of the commonalty, daring to open his mouth in an assembly.
Before Agamemnon thus displayed his ineptitude, as he often does later, Thersites had no chance.
The assembly meets again in great confusion; Thersites seizes the chance to be insolent, and is beaten by Odysseus.
British Dictionary definitions for Thersites
the ugliest and most evil-tongued fighter on the Greek side in the Trojan War, killed by Achilles when he mocked him
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