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"Milites impii non pugnant."

Translation:The undutiful soldiers do not fight.

September 24, 2019

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patti557312

Undutiful is a really clumsy word to my ears. Dishonourable would seem to fit better in this context.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dumark53

Maybe disobedient?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RtaLse

My computer underlines 'undutiful' in red.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTo228
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Would using insubordinate here be too specific?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frankiemustdie07

Undutiful doesn't seem like a good translation word choice... maybe disobedient?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarysTorre

is there such a word as undutiful?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConanDoyle11

Is undutiful even a word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moopish

Yes. It is listed in several dictionaries. I suspect it just is not a very common word these days. Looked at what Google Ngram and it seems like the word was more common before the 1900s.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heithr

Merriam-Webster only dives two antonyms for dutiful, disrespectful and undutiful. It gives a bunch of near-antonyms, such as discourteous, rude, uncivil, insolent.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicholasha485446

did not accept "unpatriotic" ???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EsperWolf

aha that's what decemations are for!

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