epithet

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

Epithet

An epithet (from ἐπίθετον epitheton, neut. of ἐπίθετος epithetos, `attributed, added`) is a byname, or a descriptive term (word or phrase), accompanying or occurring in place of a name and having entered common usage. It can be described as a glorified nickname. It has various shades of meaning when applied to seemingly real or.....
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Epithet

• (n.) An adjective expressing some quality, attribute, or relation, that is properly or specially appropriate to a person or thing; as, a just man; a verdant lawn. • (n.) Term; expression; phrase. • (v. t.) To describe by an epithet.
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epithet

1. An adjective expressing some quality, attribute, or relation, that is properly or specially appropriate to a person or thing; as, a just man; a verdant lawn. 'A prince [Henry III] to whom the epithet 'worthless' seems best applicable.' (Hallam) ... 2. Term; expression; phrase. 'Stiffed with epithets of war.' ... Synonym: Epithet, Title. ... The ...
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epithet

noun descriptive word or phrase
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Epithet

Ep'i·thet noun [ Latin epitheton , Greek ..., from ... added, from ... to add; 'epi` upon, to + ... to put, place: confer French épithète . See Do .] 1. An adjective expressing some quality, attribute, or relation, that is properly or specially appropriate to ...
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Epithet

Ep'i·thet transitive verb To describe by an epithet. [ R.] « Never was a town better epitheted Sir H. Wotton.
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Epithet

A short, poetic nickname--often in the form of an adjective or adjectival phrase--attached to the no
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Epithet

A term used as a descriptive and qualifying substitute for the name of a person, place or thing.
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Epithet

a word or phrase that is added to the name of a person or thing describing a characteristic attribute, e.g., swift-footed Achilles.
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Epithet

Adjective expressing quality or attribute. Homer frequently linked adjectives and nouns to create epithets e.g. 'swift-footed Achilles' or 'rosy-fingered dawn'.
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epithet

adjective 
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epithet

an adjective or phrase that is used to express the characteristic of a person or thing, such as Ivan the Terrible. In literature, the term is ... [2 related articles]
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epithet

descriptive word or phrase
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epithet

epithet (EP i thet', EP uh thet') 1. A descriptive name or title given to express some quality considered characteristic of a person or thing; such as, 'Richard, the Lion Hearted' or 'America, the Beautiful'. 2. Sometimes a disparaging name; such as, 'egghead' for someone who is an intellectual. 3. Etymology: from epitithenai, 'to add on'; ...
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epithet

the adjectival component in a binomial; final word or combination of words in a name of more than one word (other than a term denoting rank) that denominates an individual taxon.
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epithet

Type: Term Pronunciation: ep′i-thet Definitions: 1. Characterizing term or name.
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epithet

[n] - descriptive word or phrase
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