paraphrastic


para·phras·tic

adjective \ˌper-ə-ˈfras-tik, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of PARAPHRASTIC

:  having the nature of or being a paraphrase
para·phras·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of PARAPHRASTIC

French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein
First Known Use: circa 1623

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