Wordle 466 irritates fans, 'I don’t believe anybody has used today's word. Ever.'

The recent Wordle challenge has frustrated players who have taken to social media to complain that it's not even a real word

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A certain word has infuriated a number of Wordle players who struggled to solve a particularly uncommon five-letter word on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Wordle players have been totally stumped by yet another tricky five-letter word as the game makers at the New York Times challenged players to solve an unfamiliar word.

While this isn't the first time players have been thrown a curveball - as words such as; leerycoylyquart, and agape have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past - this challenge on Wednesday, September 28, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans.

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The answer to the wordle challenge on September 28, was 'usurp,' and fans found it incredibly tricky to solve this unfamiliar word. Players took to social media to complain about this latest challenge from the New York Times and claimed that the word 'usurp' is not a word that is commonly used by anyone in day-to-day life. 

"I don’t believe anybody has used today's word. Ever. #wordle466 Wordle 466 4/6," said one fan who struggled to solve the puzzle. "#Wordle466 5/6 I was taken aback by this one," said another.

Yet another added, "Found this challenging and difficult I almost thought I would lose. Wordle 466 5/6." Another fan solved the puzzle in three tries, but still had a comical response to the challenge, "Usurp: a word I can’t define and will never use. #wordle".

One fan even claimed that 'usurp' wasn't even a real word. "I'm sorry, @NYTimes but today's answer is not even a word. How are people meant to know that? #Wordle #Wordle466," said the disgruntled player.

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Usurp meaning

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not particularly common and mostly appears in films or TV shows more than it does in everyday life. So what does the word usurp mean?

The word 'usurp' is defined by the Merriam Webster (opens in new tab) dictionary as a verb that means, 'to seize and hold (office, place, functions, powers, etc.) in possession by force or without right.' Synonyms for the word are, annex, preempt, supplant, and wrest. 

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If you struggled to solve this Wordle challenge, don't worry, you are not alone! This was a particularly tough challenge that stumped a lot of players. However, if you want to improve at this game, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that may help.

If you fancy something a little different instead, there are a number of Wordle alternatives that are just like Wordle, but with a slightly different twist to keep things interesting!

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