Tag: Etymology

A Word on Wednesday: Enough

When is enough, enough? The word was a self-help buzz word of 2018, consoling women to be at peace with what she is. Period. As she is enough. In this sense, enough is used as a pronoun: “an adequate quantity or number; sufficiency.” As… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Enough”

A Word on Wednesday: Contentment

Among Sue Monk Kidd’s insights collected in her book, “When the Heart Waits,” is the advice to “court contentment.” Contentment, a noun, is the state of being contented; satisfied.┬áThe thesaurus lists happiness as a synonym, but there is a distinction to be made. Contentment… Continue Reading “A Word on Wednesday: Contentment”