Word of the day

Gradgrind – someone who is patently and usually as a matter of outspoken policy marked by a materialistic and philistine outlook; an uninspired and assiduous seeker after facts; one solely interested in cold, hard facts;  one who relies solely on scientific measurements and observable facts without taking human nature into consideration; a man who measures everything with rule and compass, allows nothing for the weakness of human nature, and deals with men and women as a mathematician with his figures. –  Dickens describing Thomas Gradgrind in Hard Times.

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