Archive for Category: Adjective


done in a rude, sudden or informal way

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  For most onlookers, Ravana’s kicking away of Vibhishana’s crown signified the latter’s unceremonious removal from the demon’s cabinet. Mahabharata:  Although Duryodhana welcomed Krishna to Hastinapura with a grand ceremony, his eventual rejection of Krishna’s peace proposal was quite unceremonious. Bhagavad-gita:  Many people worry that their death may be unceremonious, whereas what they


too annoying or arrogant to be bearable

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  When Kaikeyi kept insisting that Rama be exiled immediately, Dasharatha found her behavior so insufferable that he rejected her as his wife. Mahabharata:  When Duryodhana criticized Drona for being too soft in fighting with the Kauravas, Drona lamented the fate because of which he had to fight on the side of this


said, given or done unwillingly

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Vali’s death-bed apology to Sugriva was not begrudging but heartfelt – he realized that he had terribly wronged his younger brother and sincerely wanted to make amends. Mahabharata:  When the Pandavas approached Dhritarashtra after their spectacular performance in Drona’s martial exhibition, Dhritarashtra offered them begrudging praise while lamenting internally that his sons


act to take offense

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Umbrageous as he was, Ravana ordered the execution of the monkey who had dared to first destroy his favorite park and now dared to give him moral instruction. Mahabharata:  Duryodhana’s envy of the Pandavas’ prosperity in Indraprastha made him umbrageous, and the final straw was Draupadi’s laughing at him when he slipped


outstandingly bad, shocking

Example Sentences: Ramayana: Ravana’s abducting Sita by impersonating a sage and subjecting a follower (Maricha) to certain death at the hands of Rama in the process was egregious. Mahabharata: Karna’s calling Draupadi a whore and suggesting she be publicly disrobed was so egregious as to permanently blacken his name in the epic’s traditional retellings. Bhagavad-gita:


appearing or stating to be true, although not necessarily so

Example Sentences: Ramayana: When Lakshmana heard about the reason for Rama’s exile, he angrily asked, “Why have we never heard about these purported promises that the king gave to Kaikeyi?” Mahabharata: When Dhritarashtra told the Pandavas to go to Varnavrata for enjoying the festival there, Yudhishthira immediately sensed that the purported reason was not the


careful about taking risks

Example Sentences: Ramayana: Hearing Maricha describe Rama’s power made Ravana circumspect about abducting Sita. Mahabharata: Despite seeing Krishna’s massive and mighty universal form, Duryodhana didn’t become circumspect about fighting with Krishna’s devotees, the Pandavas. Bhagavad-gita: Once we understand that the illusory energy, Maya, is also divine and is almost as powerful as the Divine, that


lacking skill in physical movement, especially with the hands; clumsy

Example Sentences: Ramayana:  Though Kumbhakarna had a huge body with massive arms, he was by no means ham-fisted while fighting. Mahabharata:  As Bhima pounded Kichaka tirelessly and ruthlessly, the Virata commander’s attempts to defend himself became increasingly weak and ham-fisted. Bhagavad-gita:  We may be ham-fisted or graceful physically, but that makes no difference in our