paraphrastic

adjective
para·phras·tic | \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-stik, ˌpa-rə-\

Definition of paraphrastic 

: having the nature of or being a paraphrase

Other Words from paraphrastic

paraphrastically \ˌper-ə-ˈfra-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌpa-rə- \ adverb

First Known Use of paraphrastic

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for paraphrastic

French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein

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