a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual <King Richard I of England was given the very laudatory epithet “the Lion-Hearted”> Related Words appellation
, nom de guerre
, nom de plume
, pen name
an act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another's feelings <the school has a strict ban against the use of racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual epithets> Synonyms affront
Related Words catcall
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