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epithet

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of epithet

  1. 1 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”> Synonyms alias, byname, cognomen, nickname, handle, moniker (also monicker), sobriquet (also soubriquet), surnameRelated Words appellation, denomination, denotation, designation, label, tag, title; anonym, nom de guerre, nom de plume, pen name, pseudonym

  2. 2 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, barb, brickbat, cut, dart, dig, dis (also diss) [slang], insult, gird, indignity, name, offense (or offence), outrage, personality, poke, put-down, sarcasm, slap, slight, slurRelated Words catcall, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, quip, sneer, taunt; abuse, invective, vituperation; disapproval, opprobrium; disgrace, dishonor, shame; attack, criticism, knock, slam, swipe; torment, tortureNear Antonyms accolade, commendation, compliment; acclaim, applause, praise; adulation, flattery





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