1. a person who speaks more than one language
    • Synonyms
      • linguist
    • Less specific
      • person
      • individual
      • someone
      • somebody
      • mortal
      • soul
    • More specific
      • bilingual
      • bilingualist
      • translator
      • transcriber
    • Examples
      • Greenberg
      • Joseph Greenberg
      • Harris
      • Zellig Harris
      • Zellig Sabbatai Harris
    • Related
      • polyglot
      • linguistic
      • lingual


  1. having a command of or composed in many languages; “a polyglot traveler”; “a polyglot Bible contains versions in different languages”
    • Similar to
      • multilingual
    • Related
      • linguist
      • polyglot

Context for New Word

Screenshot of context where found polyglot

While reading Augsburg (2014) I came across polyglot as a new word.

I guess I’m am one of these… although I almost feel like it should be reserved for people who know more than two languages.

The following are the words that are in the New Word Project:

generative morose impetus malady equipoise sero- serodiscordant avant-garde ebullient bon vivant epicurean gregarious inclement soporific perseverate pedagogy commensurate elucidation ichthyosis salient germane oligopoly rogue acquiescence pedantic gentrification parallax syntony clandestine plenary befuddle beleaguer deus ex machina zygote concomitant heterogeneous parochial obfuscate compendium compensatory time exegesis lubricious proxemics gerontological precipitous progenitor apraxia proprioception vestibular bombastic prodigious capricious pernicious elephantine genuflect scrivener chagrin haberdasher fennel cacophony kotow laudable prolific anapaest anathema equivoque amalgam filial mongoloid spastic blustery pastiche agglutination denizen elucidate hagiography amorphous locum tenens sublimation panacea anneal flummox sacrosanct tacit paradigmatic gossamer inflammable sequela mezzanine armature stanchion inculcate Individuate argumentation idiosyncratic lacuna liaise positivism stymie teleology protean axiology epistemology ontology hackneyed hermeneutics in vitro in vivo conviviality paroxysm sordid nihilism dramaturgy spindrift ab initio idiographic Interlocutor vermiform chauvinism gestalt iconoclastic incredulity bivouac polemic myopic chattel anthropocentric deleterious envisage inviolable jeremiad nascent despotic tellurian centrifugal versus centripetal promulgate interregnum theodicy peccadillo pusillanimity hegemony polyglot Kafkaesque rhizome exogenous

The definition for this word taken from the Terminology app, which is based on the Princeton University’s WordNet lexical database. If you are interested in how I created this resource and how I add new words to it, you can see my blog post Title of Blog Post.

Added to Project:

Reference Author: Augsburg (2014)

Reference Citation:

Augsburg, T. (2014). Becoming transdisciplinary: The emergence of the transdisciplinary individual. World Futures, 70(3-4), 233-247. https://doi.org/10.1080/02604027.2014.934639