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See definition of catachresis on Dictionary.com
  • as inbarbarism
  • as inmisuse

synonyms for catachresis

  • atrocity
  • barbarity
  • brutality
  • cruelty
  • inhumanity
  • coarseness
  • corruption
  • impropriety
  • localism
  • malapropism
  • misuse
  • provincialism
  • solecism
  • vulgarism
  • misusage
  • primitive culture
  • uncivilizedness
  • vernacularism
  • vernacularity
See also synonyms for: catachrestic

antonyms for catachresis

MOST RELEVANT
  • kindness
  • niceness
  • praise
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How to use catachresis in a sentence

No expression so terse and yet so striking could dispense with the classicism and the catachresis of "stoically."
A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATUREGEORGE SAINTSBURY
In this sense the proverb is current by a misuse, or a catachresis at least, of both the words, fortune and fools.
CONFESSIONS OF AN INQUIRING SPIRITSAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
In this sense the proverb is current by a misuse, or a catachresis at least of both the words, Fortune and Fools.
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, VOL. V (OF X) - GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND IIIVARIOUS
And yet, after a vast deal of such like catachresis, the orthodoxy of plagiarism remains still in dispute.
THE CONTINENTAL MONTHLY, VOL. 2, NO 3, SEPTEMBER, 1862VARIOUS
It is true that might be taken by catachresis to designate a chamberlain as functionary of the Oriental Court.
THE APOSTLESERNEST RENAN
The hyperbole and catachresis are so nearly related to a bull, that I shall dwell upon them with pleasure.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 4 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
Life is attributed to plants, only by a species of metaphor or catachresis.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 7 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
You must listen to the definition of a catachresis:—'A catachresis is the boldest of any trope.
TALES AND NOVELS, VOLUME 4 (OF 10)MARIA EDGEWORTH
It is a sort of quaint alteration or catachresis of Possunt quia posse videntur.
A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH NOVEL, VOL. 1GEORGE SAINTSBURY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CATACHRESIS

  • atrocity
  • barbarity
  • brutality
  • catachresis
  • coarseness
  • corruption
  • cruelty
  • impropriety
  • inhumanity
  • localism
  • malapropism
  • misusage
  • misuse
  • primitive culture
  • provincialism
  • solecism
  • uncivilizedness
  • vernacularism
  • vernacularity
  • vulgarism
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.