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EPITHET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does epithet mean? 

EPITHET (noun)
  The noun EPITHET has 2 senses:

1. a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
2. descriptive word or phrase

  Familiarity information: EPITHET used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EPITHET (noun)


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Meaning:

A defamatory or abusive word or phrase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

epithet; name

Hypernyms ("epithet" is a kind of...):

calumniation; calumny; defamation; hatchet job; obloquy; traducement (a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "epithet"):

smear word (an epithet that can be used to smear someone's reputation)


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Meaning:

Descriptive word or phrase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("epithet" is a kind of...):

characterisation; characterization; delineation; depiction; picture; word picture; word-painting (a graphic or vivid verbal description)


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