Solecist
Solecist Sol"e*cist, n. [Gr. ???.] One who commits a solecism. --Blackwall. [1913 Webster]

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  • solecist — See solecism. * * * …   Universalium

  • solecist — sole·cist …   English syllables

  • solecist — sə̇st noun ( s) Etymology: Late Latin soloecista, from Greek soloikistēs, from soloikos speaking incorrectly + istēs ist : a user of solecisms; also : one who defies convention …   Useful english dictionary

  • solecism — solecist, n. solecistic, solecistical, adj. solecistically, adv. /sol euh siz euhm, soh leuh /, n. 1. a nonstandard or ungrammatical usage, as unflammable and they was. 2. a breach of good manners or etiquette. 3. any error, impropriety, or… …   Universalium

  • solecistic — See solecist. * * * …   Universalium

  • solecism —   n. ignorant error, especially in grammar.    ♦ solecise, v.i.    ♦ solecist, n.    ♦ solecistic(al),   a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • solecism — [säl′ə siz΄əm] n. [L soloecismus < Gr soloikismos < soloikos, speaking incorrectly, after Soloi, city in Cilicia, whose dialect was a corrupt form of Attic] 1. a violation of the conventional usage, grammar, etc. of a language;… …   English World dictionary

  • solecism — n. 1 a mistake of grammar or idiom; a blunder in the manner of speaking or writing. 2 a piece of bad manners or incorrect behaviour. Derivatives: solecist n. solecistic adj. Etymology: F soleacutecisme or L soloecismus f. Gk soloikismos f.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • solecizer — zə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: solecize + er : solecist …   Useful english dictionary

  • solecistically — adverb see solecistic * * * solecistˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑solecism …   Useful english dictionary

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