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    What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Hello jd,

    Could it have been "dangerous" or "déjà vu"?

    Where did you see / hear it?

    All the best,

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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Another possibility is 'desirous' (/dɪ'zɑɪrəs/). We really can't help without some context.

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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Hello MrPedantic
    It is the moral message of the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wild
    but I searched in the net and I didn't find anything about it.

    Thank you for your concern.


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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    So far as I am aware, Oscar Wilde did not regard his play as having any moral message.

    Can you give a reference?

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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Quote Originally Posted by jd8dj View Post
    Hello MrPedantic
    It is the moral message of the play "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wild
    but I searched in the net and I didn't find anything about it.

    Thank you for your concern.
    I suppose if anyone chose to read a moral message into the play, it might be something like 'It is dangerous to practise deceit for social gain'. But as Anglika said, I see no reason to suppose that Wilde thought this. He uses the word only once in the play, not in the context of deceitfulness:
    Jack. ...You have been christened already.

    Algernon. Yes, but I have not been christened for years.

    Jack. Yes, but you have been christened. That is the important thing.

    Algernon. Quite so. So I know my constitution can stand it. If you are
    not quite sure about your ever having been christened, I must say I think
    it rather dangerous your venturing on it now. ...
    [Quote by courtesy of Project Gutenberg - http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/f.../4/844/844.txt
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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Did I imagine a story, somewhere, that after a long and wearying discussion of a suitable inscription for a memorial to Wilde, someone piped up with "The line is immaterial"?
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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Hi,
    Thank you all for your responses I really appreciate it.

    it might be something like 'It is dangerous to practise deceit for social gain'.
    I don't think it is "dangerous"

    We really can't help without some context.
    Unfortunately, I can't. Because our teacher simply gave us the question "What is the meaning of "dejarous"?" and left?! without any hint! All I know it is something related to The Importance of Being Earnest's message or idea.
    It may sound stupid to you but thats all I know

    I appreciate you taking the time to respond.


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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    And will this teacher be back?

    Considering what this teacher set rolling, and after we've all wracked our brains, we all want the final revelation!

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    Re: What is the meaning of "dejarous"?

    Could it have been "decorous", I wonder? (Not that "decorous" is
    a "message".)

    Wilde could also be classed with the "decadent" writers of the 1890s; thus perhaps "decadence".

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