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malapropism

[ mal-uh-prop-iz-uh m ]SEE DEFINITION OF malapropism
  • as inmisuse
  • as inbarbarism
  • as infigure of speech

Synonyms for malapropism

  • corruption
  • exploitation
  • harm
  • maltreatment
  • mistreatment
  • prostitution
  • squandering
  • waste
  • barbarism
  • catachresis
  • desecration
  • dissipation
  • ill-treatment
  • injury
  • misapplication
  • perversion
  • profanation
  • solecism
  • abusage
  • cruel treatment
  • misemployment
  • misusage
  • rough handling
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Antonyms for malapropism

  • praise
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WORD ORIGIN

1826, from Mrs. Malaprop, character in Sheridan's play "The Rivals" (1775), noted for her ridiculous misuse of large words (e.g. "contagious countries" for "contiguous countries"), her name coined from malapropos.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MALAPROPISM

barbarism

nouncrudity, savagery, especially in speech
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