What does vicissitude mean?

Definitions for vicissitudevɪˈsɪs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vicissitude(noun)

    a variation in circumstances or fortune at different times in your life or in the development of something

    "the project was subject to the usual vicissitudes of exploratory research"

  2. vicissitude(noun)

    mutability in life or nature (especially successive alternation from one condition to another)


  1. Vicissitude(n.)

    (pl.) Changing conditions of fortune in one's life; life's ups and downs.

  2. Origin: [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See Vicarious.]


  1. vicissitude(Noun)

    Regular change or succession from one thing to another, or one part of a cycle to the next; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.

  2. vicissitude(Noun)

    a change, especially in one's life or fortunes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vicissitude(noun)

    regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange

  2. Vicissitude(noun)

    irregular change; revolution; mutation

  3. Origin: [L. vicissitudo, fr. vicis change, turn: cf. F. vicissitude. See Vicarious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vicissitude

    vi-sis′i-tūd, n. change from one thing to another: change: revolution.—adjs. Vicissitū′dinary, Vicissitū′dinous, changeful, changeable. [L. vicissitudovicis, change.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vicissitude in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vicissitude in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    There are in existence two periods when we shrink from any great vicissitude—early youth and old age. In the middle of life, we are indifferent to change ; for we have discovered that nothing is, in the end, so good or so bad as it at first appeared.

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