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English noun: epithet

1. epithet (communication) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase


Broader (hypernym)calumniation, calumny, defamation, hatchet job, obloquy, traducement

Narrower (hyponym)smear word

2. epithet (communication) descriptive word or phrase

Broader (hypernym)characterisation, characterization, delineation, depiction, picture, word picture, word-painting

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