WORD OF THE DAY Anodyne an-ə-deyen Part of speech: adjective Origin: Greek, 16th century 1 Intended to avoid offense or disagreement 2 Helpful in lessening or relieving pain Examples of Anodyne in a sentence "He feared fueling tensions any further, so he kept his remarks as anodyne as possible." "When you're sick, you want the strongest, most anodyne medicine … Continue reading WORD OF THE DAY