Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Advanced Dictionary    
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
catachresis

cat·a·chre·sis

catachresis

pronunciation:
kae t kri sihs
part of speech: noun
inflections: catachreses
definition 1: the incorrect use of a word or words.
definition 2: a forced figure of speech such as a bad metaphor.
derivation: catachrestic (adj.)