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wart

1. An imperfection or flaw. Typically used in the phrase "warts and all." If you’re going to marry him, then you better love him, warts and all.
2. An irritating person. Quit being such a wart—you're giving me a headache.
3. An obstacle or impediment. I know it sounds like a great idea, but the wart here is Mom. How are you going to make sure she doesn't see you sneak out?

warts and all

Including any imperfections or flaws. If you're going to marry him, then you better love him, warts and all.
See also: all, and, wart

worrywart

informal Someone who is excessively, compulsively, or needlessly worrisome or fretful. Sometimes spelled as two words. That's the last time I go backpacking with John. He was just an insufferable worrywart for the whole trip! I know I seem like a worry wart about this proposal, but we must be absolutely sure that everything is done to the letter of the law.

warts and all

Cliché even with the flaws. It's a great performancewarts and all. Yes, we admire each other very much, warts and all.
See also: all, and, wart

worrywart

someone who worries all the time. Don't be such a worrywart. I'm sorry I'm such a worrywart.

warts and all

Including all blemishes, faults, and shortcomings, as in Rather unwisely, they decided to buy the house, warts and all. This expression supposedly alludes to Oliver Cromwell's instruction to portrait painter Sir Peter Lely to "remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it." [First half of 1600s]
See also: all, and, wart

warts and all

COMMON If you describe or accept someone or something warts and all, you describe or accept them as they really are, including all their faults. After all these years, I know Paul very well and I love him, warts and all. Couldn't you go ahead anyway and write the unauthorized biography, warts and all? Note: You can use warts-and-all before a noun. This is very much a warts-and-all biography. Note: The 17th century English leader Oliver Cromwell is said to have told an artist who was painting his portrait that he did not wish to be flattered: `Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.'
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warts and all

including features or qualities that are not appealing or attractive. informal
This expression is said to stem from a request made by Oliver Cromwell to the portrait painter Peter Lely : ‘Remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me’.
1998 Times We painted Fayed, warts and all; Fleet Street denounces us for not painting just the warts.
See also: all, and, wart

ˌwarts and ˈall

(informal) including all the faults as well as the good points: She still loves him, warts and all.The story is that Oliver Cromwell asked the painter Sir Peter Lely to paint him exactly as he appeared, including all his bad features such as his warts (= a small hard lump that grows on the skin).
See also: all, and, wart

wart

1. n. an annoying person. (Also a rude term of address.) Tell the wart to leave, or we will be forced to call Spike, who doesn’t care for such persons.
2. n. a problem or an obstruction in a plan. Okay, now we come to the wart. We don’t have the money to carry out this plan.

worry wart

n. someone who worries all the time. Don’t be such a worry wart.
See also: wart, worry

warts and all

Slang
All defects and imperfections notwithstanding: They love each other, warts and all.
See also: all, and, wart

warts and all

With all one’s faults, blemishes, and shortcomings. This term allegedly comes from instructions Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) gave to Sir Peter Lely when commissioning him to paint his portrait: “But remark all these roughnesses, pimples, warts, and everything as you see me, otherwise I will never pay a farthing for it.” It is still current.
See also: all, and, wart

worry wart

A person who agonizes unduly, anticipating failure or disaster or other misfortune. This slangy term, also spelled worrywart, dates from about 1930. For example, “‘So who’s alarmed?’ I asked. . . . ‘You were, Mr. Worrywart. You saw the Health truck outside and what did you think? Sickness’” (James Patterson, London Bridges, 2004). See also nervous Nellie.
See also: wart, worry

warts and all

Without sparing any literal or figurative blemishes. The phrase is attributed to England's Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell, who ordered Sir John Lely, the artist painting his portrait, not to flatter him, but to paint him with any and all physical imperfections . . . “‘warts and all.” As many people over the years credited Cromwell with the phrase, there is no definite proof that he did indeed use it. Still, if he didn't, he should have.
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These forward-looking statements include expectations regarding the potential submission of a NDA in the second half of 2019 for VP-102 for the treatment of molluscum, the potential further advancement of VP-102 for the treatment of common warts, the potential submission of an investigational new drug application for VP-103 in plantar warts and the large market potential of VP-102.
To determine the distribution of warts in relation to age, sex, etc.
Clinically diagnosed plantar warts of more than 2 weeks duration of the patients of either gender and age [greater than or equal to] 18 years, without any history of previous treatment, were included in the study.
Moreover, some cases of genital warts might be associated with dysplasia or carry the risk of future transformation into intraepithelial carcinomas (12), and it should be noted that BuschkeLowenstein tumors, with invasive growth, recurrence, and possible malignant transformation, are always preceded by condyloma acuminatum (13).
One of the strategies involved in the immunotherapy of warts is inducing delayed (cellular) hypersensitivity reactions at the wart tissue.
Cutaneous warts are benign epidermal proliferations caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection.
Under this Phase 2 trial, the subjects were first treated with a sensitization dose on the inner arm and one or more preselected wart lesion(s).
Dr Hebattalh Khedr, specialist dermatologist at Medcare Rashidya Medical Centre, explains that viral warts, especially on the fingers, are very common.
- It is estimated that up to 65% of people who have sex with a person who has genital warts will become infected and transmit the disease to others.
Methods: One hundred ten patients with genital warts who were treated in our hospital from June 2013 to October 2014 were selected.
The researchers reviewed data on warts treated with one of four types of lasers: carbon dioxide (C[O.sub.2]), erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG), pulsed dye laser (PDL), or neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG).
Q I work as a cashier in Tesco and have warts all over my hands and no over-the-counter treatments have worked.
ATLANTA -- The annual incidence of genital warts declined by 69% between 2006 and 2013 at a large public university after human papillomavirus vaccination was available, despite a relatively low intake among adolescents and college students less than 18 years old.