There is an old dictionary of the English language where words are defined from a pessimistic/skeptical/sadistic perspective. I seem to have lost the link to that dictionary in my bookmarks. I wonder if you know what I am talking about and are willing to refresh my memory.

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    The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce. – John Lawler Nov 16 '14 at 19:13
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a publication of historical/cultural significance, not directly related to actual use of English at all. – FumbleFingers Nov 16 '14 at 22:14
  • Really now, I think we can live with a question about The Devil's Dictionary, can't we? – phenry Nov 17 '14 at 17:28

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