Posted by ESC on September 01, 2002

In Reply to: Nicodemously posted by David Webb on August 29, 2002

: Several English language African newspapers have referred to people acting "Nicodemously". What does this word mean? There is a Nicodemus in the Bible but what he says and does does not readily suggest a meaning. Usage of the word is generally pejorative but occasionally positive. Examples of its use can be found by using an Internet search engine like Google.

"Nicodemical" refers to "...a secret or timid adherent," according to the "Oxford English Dictionary."