It is the first or second weekend of the month and time, once again, for a new word to live by. This is a word or phrase not currently in use in the U.S. English lexicon, but might need to be considered. Other words, such as obsurd, crumpify, subsus, flib, congressed, and others, can be found by clicking on the tags below. Today’s New Word is a compounding of two words. Without further waiting, conscience sedation is the new word / phrase for this month:
Conscience, n.the self-guided sense of what is right or wrong in one’s conduct or motives, impelling one toward right action, such as following one’s conscience.
2. the complex of ethical and moral principles that controls or inhibits the actions or thoughts of an individual.
Sedation, n. 1. calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, often by administering a drug, also known as a sedative.
2. the state so induced.
How about Conscience sedation?
Conscience sedation, n. 1. the mental condition or state by which you sedate your conscience in order to function in a situation. At best, you are amoral, but more likely a sociopath. This state can be achieved by drugs or by accepting whole heartedly a misguided ideology (Faux News, NRA, Tea Party), or sometimes by running for political office.
2. the state so induced