Thesaurus

epithets

noun
plural of epithet

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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"

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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 offensive epithets

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“Epithets.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/epithets. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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