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Definitions of epithet

  1. To describe by an epithet. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To entitle; to describe by epithets. See Epithem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. descriptive word or phrase Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Term; expression; phrase. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An adjective or phrase denoting some real quality of the person or thing described. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. An adjective expressing some real quality of the thing to which it is applied, or an attribute expressing some quality ascribed to it. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Adjective joined to a noun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A descriptive phrase or word, good or bad, added to a noun. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. An adjective expressing some real quality of the thing to which it is applied, or an attribute expressing some quality or characteristic ascribed to it. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A word which expresses some real quality of the thing to which it is applied. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for epithet

  1. To this the epithet nasty is sometimes added. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  2. They called her again, this time with a yell and an insulting epithet – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
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