Cacology Ca*col"o*gy, n. [Gr. kako`s bad + -logy: cf. F. cacologie.] Bad speaking; bad choice or use of words. --Buchanan. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cacology — /ka kol euh jee, keuh /, n. defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction. [1615 25; CACO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • cacology — noun Poor diction or choice of words …   Wiktionary

  • cacology — n. bad choice or use of words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cacology — ca·col·o·gy …   English syllables

  • cacology —   n. incorrect diction …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • cacology — n. 1 bad choice of words. 2 bad pronunciation. Etymology: LL cacologia f. Gk kakologia vituperation f. kakos bad …   Useful english dictionary

  • bad taste — Synonyms and related words: Babbittry, Gothicism, barbarism, barbarousness, bombasticness, bourgeois taste, cacology, cacophony, camp, campiness, clumsiness, coarseness, crudeness, cumbrousness, dysphemism, gracelessness, grossness, harshness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • barbarism — Synonyms and related words: Gothicism, Irish bull, Neanderthalism, age of ignorance, animality, antiphrasis, bad taste, barbarity, barbarousness, benightedness, benightment, bestiality, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, cacology, cacophony,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • cacophony — Synonyms and related words: Babel, Gothicism, agitation, atonalism, atonality, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, bedlam, bluster, bombasticness, brawl, broil, brouhaha, cacology, chaos, clinker, clumsiness, coarseness, commotion, confusion of… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • coarseness — Synonyms and related words: Adam, Gothicism, animalism, animality, bad manners, bad taste, barbarism, barbarousness, baseness, beastliness, bestiality, bodily size, body, bombasticness, brutality, brutishness, bulk, cacology, cacophony,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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