27 Words That Used To Mean Something Totally Different

This will only appeal to pedants. And when I say pedants, I mean people who are well educated and knowledgable, of course.

 

1. Angel

Current meaning: A benevolent spirit that acts on behalf of a higher being.

Angel

2. Artificial

Current meaning: Contrived or false.

Artificial

3. Awful

Current meaning: Very unpleasant.

Awful

4. Brave

Current meaning: Courageous.

Brave

5. Bully

Current meaning: Someone who mocks or harms those who are weaker.

Bully

6. Doom

Current meaning: Fated death or destruction.

Doom

7. Egregious

Current meaning: Outstandingly bad.

Egregious

8. Evil

Current meaning: Malevolent and immoral.

Evil

9. Facetious

Current meaning: Flippant.

Facetious

10. Garble

Current meaning: Distort upon reproduction.

Garble

Source: dailykos.com

11. Guy

Current meaning: A normal man.

Guy

12. Hilarity

Current meaning: Extreme amusement.

Hilarity

13. Last

Current meaning: Final. Coming after all others.

Last

14. Manufacture

Current meaning: To produce on a large scale using machinery.

Manufacture

15. Nervous

Current meaning: Anxious and easy to alarm.

Nervous

16. Nice

Current meaning: Pleasant and agreeable.

Nice

17. Nuisance

Current meaning: A minor inconvenience.

Nuisance

18. Passenger

Current meaning: A traveler on a vehicle who is not the driver or crew.

Passenger

19. Pedant

Current meaning: Someone who is overly concerned with details.

Pedant

20. Pretty

Current meaning: Unthreatening and attractive.

Pretty

21. Protest

Current meaning: A statement of disapproval.

Protest

22. Radical

Current meaning: A thorough change to the nature of something.

Radical

23. Sad

Current meaning: Subdued or sorrowful.

Sad

24. Sophisticated

Current meaning: Highly developed or complex.

Sophisticated

25. Stupid

Current meaning: Lacking intelligence.

Stupid

26. Success

Current meaning: An accomplishment.

Success

27. Villain

Current meaning: A wicked or guilty person.

Villain

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