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appellative

ap·pel·la·tive

appellative

 
 
pronunciation:
pe l tihv
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a descriptive name or title, as "Terrible" in "Ivan the Terrible".
Mohandas Gandhi earned the appellative "Mahatma," which means "great soul."
definition 2: a common noun.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having to do with naming; descriptive; designative.
definition 2: pertaining to a common noun.