Wiktionary:Requests for deletion

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This page is for deletion requests, for when you think a page should be deleted. See our deletion rules for more information. Old requests can be found here.

Listing for deletion[change]

Start each deletion request with a link to the page (put the page name in brackets: [[like this]] = like this), then with your reason(s) the page should be deleted. Sign and date your deletion request automatically with ~~~~ (four tildes).

Quick deletion[change]

Remember to put {{delete|reason}} at the top of a page for quick deletion requests ("reason" should be replaced by your reason for the request):

This type of deletion request does not need to be listed on this page.

Regular deletion[change]

For regular requests, put {{delreq|reason}} at the top of a page, and list it here under "Deletion requests". That template will add this:

Not all deletion requests are listed here. There are probably more in Category:Deletion requests.

An example entry:

This entry is redundant, not notable, and all in all one that doesn't belong in a dictionary.  -- ~~~~
*'''Delete'''.  -- ~~~~

Voting on deletion requests[change]

If you wish to vote on a deletion, give your vote (delete, keep, move, comment, etc.), your reason(s), and your signature as above. One vote per username will be counted on each request. Creating a second account to vote more than once is called creating a sockpuppet. While you may create as many accounts as you want, the same person will not be allowed to vote more than once, even if he or she uses a different account. The same person may comment on a single request as much as he or she wishes.

Quick deletion requests[change]

This section is for pages that should be quickly deleted. Few pages belong in this section. If a page should be quickly deleted, putting {{delete}} at the top of the page is enough. Most pages should be discussed in the next section before being deleted. Only copyright violations, vandalism, etc. should be listed here.

Deletion requests[change]

Pages are deleted if there is no opposition to the request after 7 days

Category:Nouns with irregular plurals, Category:Irregular nouns, and Category:Irregular parts of speech[change]

This category tree only contains one word. There are probably thousands more entries here for irregular nouns, and also lots of irregular verbs, but is this a useful category to have here? Lights and freedom (talk) 03:16, 29 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User: AnotherWriter11[change]

Not interested in the website anymore.Delete the profile. -- AnotherWriter11 (talk) 16:13, 25 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Technological terms/companies that is seemingly out of our project scope. Minorax (talk) 08:55, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Brett: loMinorax (talk) 09:32, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed, these seem mostly out of our project scope.--Brett (talk) 11:22, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y Deleted. Minorax (talk) 14:38, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

misopaedist & mesopedist[change]

Uncommon spelling, should be redirected to misopedist. Minorax (talk) 08:58, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed.--Brett (talk) 11:23, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y Redirected. Minorax (talk) 14:38, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No such word. Minorax (talk) 08:59, 19 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed.--Brett (talk) 11:24, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y Deleted. Minorax (talk) 14:38, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

equisize & equisized[change]

No such word. Minorax (talk) 09:32, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agreed.--Brett (talk) 11:24, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with deleting equisize. However equisized is an adjective relevant to several academic fields, such as humanities, sociology, mathematics, geography etc. Although its formal and intricate peculiarities makes its usage somewhat negligible, it is nonetheless still an important specialised term for complex academic equations. So delete the verb, but keep the adjective equisized. Krebcrabtree (talk) 05:20, 5 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y Deleted equisize Minorax (talk) 14:39, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No such word. Minorax (talk) 14:30, 3 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Brett: Minorax (talk) 09:13, 8 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Agreed with Minorax. Should be deleted. Krebcrabtree (talk) 19:29, 12 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y deleted Minorax (talk) 03:24, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Haoreima's creations[change]

Seemingly out of our scope. Minorax (talk) 14:36, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Minorax Please see my reply at my talk page. Please! Haoreima (talk) 15:46, 22 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There are some entries with literary value, such as Poseidon, Vishnu, Shiva, could be kept. Also henotheistic figures are sometimes considered of note. The rest should be deleted. Krebcrabtree (talk) 19:41, 12 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alternatively, I suggest using English Wiktionary as a baseline to see whether any of the above entries have entries in that space; then delete / keep accordingly. Krebcrabtree (talk) 16:17, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Krebcrabtree: AFAIK, entries created before Vishnu do not have any counterparts on en.wikt. Minorax (talk) 07:02, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok then, all entries created before Vishnu, or the timestamp 15:53 should be deleted. Krebcrabtree (talk) 16:51, 15 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Brett: Mind acting on this? User is creating more out of scope stuff. Minorax (talk) 11:34, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Minorax They have their en wiktionary equivalents. Please spare them. Please! --Haoreima (talk) 13:46, 22 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No such word exists. Minorax (talk) 00:15, 6 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The first sense is attested in "Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her Work Rachel Falconer · 2018". The second sense is attested in "Psychiatric Annals - Volume 21, Issues 1-6 - Page 271". The third sense is attested health online and psychology today. The third sense is among the fastest growing emerging classification for DSM diagnoses. As such, I suggest keep. Krebcrabtree (talk) 05:00, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y kept Minorax (talk) 03:25, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No such word exists. Minorax (talk) 04:59, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not since Middle English at least. QD.--Brett (talk) 14:01, 16 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Y deleted Minorax (talk) 03:24, 14 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Royal Canadian Mounted Police[change]

Out of scope. —Svārtava (t/u) • 07:33, 3 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Y deleted Minorax (talk) 16:51, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


No such word. Minorax (talk) 16:51, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The word has two senses. With regard to its linguistics sense, the article Binding (linguistics) on Wikipedia has 26 references using the term, indicating usage. With regard the slang sense, its mostly confined to LGBT topics such as bondage, (see this and this; as such, I have tagged it as slang. As such, for the 1st sense, I vote keep; with regards to the 2nd sense, I am non-partisan, but if kept, lean towards adding a "rare" tag. Krebcrabtree (talk) 18:43, 8 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I find 5 instances in my Mendeley library. Keep. --Brett (talk) 00:30, 9 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Was tagged by someone else, not listed. (We know the creator from en.wikt, a notorious "incel"!) It uses inappropriately long words for simple.wikt, too. Needs cleanup at least. Equinox (talk) 16:01, 14 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Various speedy deletion requests[change]

Can somebody please review Category:Quick_deletion_requests? I tagged some entries a few days back, based on errors I saw in a list of "entries not on en.wiktionary". See edit history for the reasoning for each one. Thanks. Equinox (talk) 13:29, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Y Done Minorax (talk) 14:27, 19 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I requested speedy deletion for magnetic_tape but there are no reactions, may I have this entry be reviewed? MathXplore (talk) 07:51, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]