Agape - Wordle players devastated by another 'almost impossible' challenge'

The word 'agape' has frustrated Wordle players as fans struggled to solve this unfamiliar word and took to social media to complain

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The word 'agape' has frustrated a number of Wordle players who were unfamiliar with this word and subsequently struggled to solve Wordle 383. 

Words such as pintogawkydroll, and brink, are all Wordle challenges that have previously stumped fans of wordle in the past few weeks. However, this most recent challenge is so tricky that the word has now begun trending on social media because fans struggled to solve it.

The word 'agape' was the curveball fans were faced with for the Wordle challenge 383 on July 7. Angry fans complained that this word was too difficult to solve as it is unfamiliar and not a commonly used word. Fans also complained that this word has ruined their hard work as many have lost streaks and some are even swearing off the game entirely.

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"Wordle 383 6/6 agape almost impossible," said one Wordle player who found the word 'agape' difficult to solve but managed to guess the word on their sixth try.

"Blimey! Not a word used in common parlance. Wordle 383 4/6," said another player who solved the word but struggled as it isn't particularly popular in most people's day to day vocabulary.

"#wordle 383 2/6 not actually sure how I guessed this. Not a common word…" said another player with an impressive score which they put down to dumb luck.

Other players focused on the fact that they had been increasing their winning streak until they were faced with this unique challenge, and have subsequently ruined their impressive streaks.

"My streak has ended at 130. With that, I don’t even feel like playing this anymore. I’ll see if I still feel that way tomorrow. #Wordle383 Wordle 383 X/6," said one player.

"Wordle 383 X/6 97 win streak over!" said one disappointed fan who was very close to reaching a 100-day streak.

"Grrr. Apparently I have begun a losing streak now. Wordle 383 X/6*," said another fan.

Agape meaning 

Many players struggled to solve this word because they simply hadn't heard this word before. If you were one of these players don't stress, you aren't alone! 

The word 'agape' is typically used to describe someone's mouth when it is wide open. So in a sentence you could say, 'he watched, mouth agape, with excitement'. The Cambridge dictionary defines the word as, "(of a person) with the mouth wide open, especially showing surprise or shock; (of the mouth) wide open, especially in surprise or shock."


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If you struggled to work out this challenge and you are hoping to improve, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that may help you boost your scores. There are also a number of wordle alternatives to try if you are in the mood for a different type of challenge. 

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