Definition: ”Relating to killing time” (Merriam-Webster online).

Sample usage: “If you’re feeling chronocidal, join us at the coffee shop, where we will type listlessly on our computers for two hours while feeling ungrateful about our lives of ease and plenty.”

Popularity: It’s clever, but it sounds like you’re angry. “All this waiting makes me chronocidal.” Better to use another form: chronocide. When you’re doing it in a coffee shop, sucking up the free Wi-Fi, not ordering anything and taking up a table, bored out of your mind, you’re committing chronocide.

 

JAMES LILEKS

 

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