What is another word for epithet?

Pronunciation: [ˈɛpɪθɪt] (IPA)

Epithet is a term that is commonly used to describe a word or phrase that is used to refer to someone or something in a negative or derogatory way. There are many synonyms for this word, including insult, slur, abuse, name-calling, and derogation. Other synonyms for the term epithet include criticism, censure, condemnation, and denigration. It is important to note, however, that not all uses of the word epithet are negative, and the term can also be used in a positive or neutral context to refer to a descriptive or characteristic phrase or term. Some positive synonyms that can be used include nickname, title, moniker, or appellation.

Synonyms for Epithet:

What are the hypernyms for Epithet?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • hypernyms for epithet (as nouns)

What are the hyponyms for Epithet?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for epithet?

While epithet is a term used to describe a descriptive or abusive word or phrase, there are several antonyms that connote positive and uplifting terms. For instance, eulogy, compliment, praise, and laudation are some words that are on the opposite side of the spectrum to epithet. These words signify speaking highly of someone or something and admiring their accomplishments or attributes. Additionally, some other antonyms of epithet are accolade, tribute, appreciation, commendation, and approbation. These antonyms indicate the special regard and recognition given to an individual or item that has brought value or significance to a particular situation or event.

What are the antonyms for Epithet?

Usage examples for Epithet

They are perhaps a little too much inclined to make "insolent" the inseparable epithet of the British soldier; but there is no reason to doubt that in many cases it was amply merited.
"America To-day, Observations and Reflections"
William Archer
A particular incident growing out of this was always associated in Rosalind's mind with an epithet he then applied to Sally for the first time, but which afterwards grew to be habitual with him.
"Somehow Good"
William de Morgan
The epithet 'daedala,' by which this subtlety is expressed is applied not only to Nature, but to the earth as the sphere in which the elements are most largely mixed, and the creative forces most powerfully active.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar

Famous quotes with Epithet

  • In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
    Paul Gauguin
  • As a result of the feminist revolution, "feminine" becomes an abusive epithet.
    Wyndham Lewis
  • Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
    Mary Wollstonecraft
  • For God's sake (I never was more serious) don't make me ridiculous any more by terming me gentle-hearted in print... substitute drunken dog, ragged head, seld-shaven, odd-eyed, stuttering, or any other epithet which truly and properly belongs to the gentleman in question.
    Charles Lamb
  • In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary and it is they alone who are masters.
    Paul Gauguin

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