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Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. To be damned is for one's ordinary everyday mode of consciousness to be unremitting agonizing preoccupation with self.
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English

Etymology

Derived from India.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈɪndiən/, SAMPA: /"Indi@n/
  • Hyphenation: In‧di‧an

Adjective

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Positive
Indian

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Of or pertaining to India or its people.
  2. Of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas, the people who lived in the Americas before the Europeans came, as well as the descendants of such people.
  3. (Canada) The First Nations people of North America, but not the Inuit or Metis.

Related terms

  • West Indian (of, or related to, the people of the Caribbean islands)

Translations

Related terms

Noun

Singular
Indian

Plural
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Indian ({{{1}}})
  1. Person from India.
  2. Individual of, or related to, the aboriginal people of the Americas, before the arrival of Europeans. Also: Amerindian, Native American.
    • 1819-1820, Washington Irving, The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon,  
      We stigmatize the Indians, also, as cowardly and treacherous, because they use stratagem in warfare in preference to open force; but in this they are fully justified by their rude code of honor.
  3. (obsolete) An Australian Aborigine.
  4. (obsolete) A Maori.
  5. (UK) An Indian meal.
    We're going out tonight for an Indian.

Translations


Interlingua

Pronunciation

Adjective

Indian Indian (no comparative or superlative) Indian (comparative: more Indian, superlative: most Indian) Indian (comparative: Indianer, superlative: Indianest)

  1. Indian (of India)
  2. Indian (of aboriginal people)

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