Scruffy vs Scurvy - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between scruffy and scurvy

is that scruffy is untidy in appearance while scurvy is covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy.

As nouns the difference between scruffy and scurvy

is that scruffy is an artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats" while scurvy is (disease) a disease caused by insufficient intake of vitamin c leading to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, loosening of the teeth and bleeding into the skin and from almost all mucous membranes.

scruffy

English

Adjective

(er)
  • untidy in appearance
  • See also

    * scruff

    Noun

    (scruffies)
  • An artificial intelligence researcher who believes that intelligence is too complicated (or computationally intractable) to be solved with the sorts of homogeneous system favoured by the "neats".
  • scurvy

    English

    (wikipedia scurvy)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (disease) A disease caused by insufficient intake of vitamin C leading to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, loosening of the teeth and bleeding into the skin and from almost all mucous membranes.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.}}

    Synonyms

    * (vitamin C deficiency disease) Barlow's disease, , scorbutus

    Derived terms

    * scurvy grass

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Covered or affected with scurf or scabs; scabby; scurfy; specifically, diseased with the scurvy.
  • * Bible, Leviticus xxi. 18, 20
  • whatsoever man be scurvy or scabbed
  • Contemptible, despicable, low, disgustingly mean.
  • a scurvy''' trick; a '''scurvy knave
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • that scurvy custom of taking tobacco
  • * 1610 , , act 3 scene 2
  • What a pied ninny's this! Thou scurvy patch!

    Derived terms

    * scurvily * scurviness

    See also

    * morphew

    References

    * * * * Who Named It? last accessed 28-Mar-2007