Detailed vs Sic - What's the difference?

detailed | sic |

As an adjective detailed

is characterized by attention to detail and thoroughness of treatment.

As a verb detailed

is (detail).

As a conjunction sic is

like, as.

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(en adjective)
  • Characterized by attention to detail and thoroughness of treatment.
  • Verb

  • (detail)
  • sic


    (wikipedia sic)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .


  • thus; thus written
  • Usage notes
    The word sic may be used in brackets to show that an uncommon or archaic]] usage is reported faithfully: for instance, quoting the [[:w:United States Constitution, U.S. Constitution: : The House of Representatives shall chuse [sic ] their Speaker ... It may also be used to highlight a perceived error, sometimes for the purpose of ridicule, as in this example from : : Warehouse has been around for 30 years and has 263 stores, suggesting a large fan base. The chain sums up its appeal thus: "styley [sic], confident, sexy, glamorous, edgy, clean and individual, with it's [sic] finger on the fashion pulse."'>citation Since it is not an abbreviation, it does not require a following period.
    See also
    * shurely shome mishtake (A jocular alternative to sic.)


  • To mark with a bracketed sic."sic, adv. (and n.)" Oxford English Dictionary , Second Edition 1989. Oxford University Press.
  • E. Belfort Bax wrote "... the modern reviewer's taste is not really shocked by half the things he sics or otherwise castigates."''E. Belfort Bax. '' On Some Forms of Modern Cant . Commonweal: 7 May 1887. Marxists’ Internet Archive: 14 Jan. 2006

    Etymology 2

    Variant of (seek).

    Alternative forms

    * sick


  • To incite an attack by, especially a dog or dogs.
  • He sicced his dog on me!
  • To set upon; to chase; to attack.
  • Sic 'em, Mitzi.
    Usage notes
    * The sense of "set upon" is most commonly used as an imperative, in a command to an animal.



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