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Dysphemistic

Definition of the adjective dysphemistic

What does dysphemistic mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. of or the nature of dysphemism
    • example: `kick the bucket' is a dysphemistic term for `die'
    • antonym: euphemistic

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Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Dysphemistic. Place. Names. Earthquake Data (Richter Scale) The Richter Scale, devised in 1935. Accident, Maryland Atomic City, Idaho Bad Axe, Michigan Blue Ball, Pennsylvania Braggadocio, Missouri Cactus, Texas Clam Gulch, Alaska ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Swearing (2015)

The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World by Geoffrey Hughes

Mercutio mocks the great romantic lovers of history in dysphemistic terms: “Laura [the inspiration for Petrarch] was but a kitchen maid; ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2006)

by Eric Partridge

Either dysphemistic ex such phrases as (e.g. l) bend but do not break or evolutionary ex any bent object, esp. a coin. B. 6: P.—2. (Of a person) crooked, criminal; (of a thing) stolen: c.: since ca. 1905.—3. Hence, '(of a ...

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Dysphemistic Meaning

Video shows what dysphemistic means. Of, pertaining to, or being a dysphemism. Dysphemistic Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...

Scrabble value of D2Y4S1P3H4E1M3I1S1T1I1C3

The value of this 12-letter word is 25 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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