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Hi everybody,

I would like some assistance regarding the meaning of ''impatience-cum-hostility''.
The context is: '' the degree of impatience-cum-hostility to the EU, to the ECB and to Germany is mounting''.

It would be nice to have a more developed explanation of the expression.

Thank you all!
  • Keith Bradford

    Senior Member
    English (Midlands UK)
    -cum- can be placed between any two nouns to mean "combined with and indistinguishable from". It even occurs in English place-names such as Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

    Origin: Latin with.
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