'Wordle' #468 Answer: Today's Word Hints for Friday, September 30 Puzzle

Wordle has exploded into a global sensation since first being released to the public in October 2021 by Josh Wardle, a New York-based software developer originally from the U.K.

In January 2022 the game, which became widely popular with the help of social media sites like Twitter, was purchased by the New York Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

The rules of the game are very simple. Each day the player has to work out a five-letter word, in six guesses or less. After each guess the letters light up to show how accurate they were. If a letter goes green it is both in the word, and in the correct position. Yellow means the letter is in the word, but has been put in the wrong place, whilst gray means it doesn't feature at all.

Wordle hints for Friday 30 September 2022
A person playing online word game "Wordle" on a mobile phone in Washington, DC on January 11, 2022. Newsweek has some hints and tips to help you complete Friday's challenge. STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP/GETTY

Wardle curated a list of over 2,500 words, which sit in the Wordle database.

However, speaking to Newsweek in January, Wardle said this doesn't mean he knows the answers in advance.

He explained: "When I designed the game, it was for me and my partner to enjoy, so I made sure that all of the entries were randomized. In other words, I don't actually know what tomorrow's word is going to be, which means that I can take part like everybody else."

Wardle recommends Wordle players "experiment with different ideas," "rather than just sticking to the same proven tactics," to work out the answer.

Wordle's popularity helped inspire a number of other online games including Worldle, Nerdle and even Taylordle for Taylor Swift fans.

The answer to today's Wordle will be revealed at the end of this article, so scroll down with caution. To help you solve it, Newsweek has provided some hints and tips on the latest puzzle.

'Wordle' #468 Tips and Clues for Friday, September 30

Wordle players can use these five hints to solve puzzle #468:

Hint #1: No letter appears more than once.

Hint #2: There is only one vowel, which is the third letter.

Hint #3: Synonyms for today's word include "derision," "disdain" and "mockery."

Hint #4: Merriam-Webster defines today's answer as "open dislike and disrespect or mockery often mixed with indignation."

Hint #5: It's not very nice to treat somebody with this!

'Wordle' #468 Answer for Friday, September 30

The answer to today's Wordle is "Scorn."

Did you get that? If so, congratulations! With only one vowel, and no repeated letters, it certainly wasn't the easiest of challenges. Is this another way of us admitting we didn't get it here at Newsweek towers? You might very well think that; but we couldn't possibly comment.

The next Wordle puzzle will be available at 7 p.m. ET, when the daily update occurs.