Antonyms for catachresis

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You must listen to the definition of a catachresis:—'A catachresis is the boldest of any trope.

It is a sort of quaint alteration or catachresis of Possunt quia posse videntur.

It is true that might be taken by catachresis to designate a chamberlain as functionary of the Oriental Court.

The hyperbole and catachresis are so nearly related to a bull, that I shall dwell upon them with pleasure.

Life is attributed to plants, only by a species of metaphor or catachresis.

And yet, after a vast deal of such like catachresis, the orthodoxy of plagiarism remains still in dispute.

No expression so terse and yet so striking could dispense with the classicism and the catachresis of "stoically."

In this sense the proverb is current by a misuse, or a catachresis at least of both the words, Fortune and Fools.

In this sense the proverb is current by a misuse, or a catachresis at least, of both the words, fortune and fools.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Latin catachresis, from Greek katakhresis "misuse" (of a word), from katakhresthai "to misuse," from kata- "down" (here with a sense of "perversion;" see cata-) + khresthai "to use" (see hortatory). Related: Catachrestic; catachrestical; catachrestically.

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