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epithet

ep·i·thet

epithet

 
 
pronunciation:
e p thet [or] e p tht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a word or phrase attached to, or used in place of, a given name.
Czar Ivan IV of Russia became increasingly tyrannical and deserved his epithet "the Terrible."
similar words:
label
definition 2: a word or phrase used to characterize someone or something contemptuously.
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derivations: epithetic (adj.), epithetical (adj.)
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