noun rhypa·rog·ra·phy

Definition of rhyparography



  1. 1 :  the painting or literary depiction of mean, unworthy, or sordid subjects

  2. 2 :  the painting of genre or still-life pictures

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Origin and Etymology of rhyparography

Greek rhyparographos painting sordid subjects (from rhyparos filthy, dirty + -graphos writing, painting—from graphein to write—) + English -y — more at carve

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to criticize severely

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