Wordle 467 - the definition and meaning of today's five-letter word challenge

Today's Wordle challenge has once again frustrated players as many complain and wonder what this uncommon word even means

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The most recent Wordle game has frustrated a number of players who struggled to solve this challenge on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

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

While this isn't the first time players have been thrown a curveball - as words such as; usurpleerycoyly, and quart,  have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past - this challenge on September 29, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans.

Warning! If you have yet to play wordle today, there are spoilers ahead!


The five letter word answer for the Wordle challenge on Thursday, September 29, 2022, was 'scald'. This word infuriated fans who struggled to solve this five letter word challenge.

"Wordle 467 6/6 Almost didn't get it. Had to use a filler word to really narrow down what it could be because I couldn't think of a word," said one fan who solved the puzzle by the skin of their teeth.

"#Wordle467 This was a trickly one. If I didn't get it right I'd scald my 172nd consecutive win. Wordle 467 4/6," said another fan.

"#Wordle467 5/6 A painstaking five today! But glad to have not broken the streak. Wishing fellow wordlers a far better game!" added yet another fan. 

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Scald meaning

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not particularly common and typically crops up when people are talking about medical injuries and burns. So what does the word scald mean?

The word scald is defined by the Cambridge dictionary (opens in new tab) as, "to burn the skin with boiling liquid or steam." It can also mean to clean a surface, for example, "to put something in boiling water or steam in order to make it completely clean."

The word is most commonly associated with a type of burn that comes from steam or hot water, to use it in a sentence you could say, "the steam from the kettle scalded my hand."

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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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