Catachrestic
Catachrestic Cat`a*chres"tic, Catachrestical Cat`a*chres"tic*al, a. Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; constituting, characterized by or given to catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far-fetched. [1913 Webster] -- {Cat`a*chres"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

[A] catachrestical and improper way of speaking. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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  • catachrestic — adjective see catachresis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • catachrestic — See catachresis. * * * …   Universalium

  • catachrestic — adjective constituting or related to catachresis …   Wiktionary

  • catachrestic — adj. characterized by the misuse of words; inaccurate in metaphorical usage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • catachrestic — a.; (also catachrestical) Forced, strained, far fetched, recondite, studiously sought, wrested …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • catachrestic — cat·a·chres·tic …   English syllables

  • catachrestic — adjective constituting or characterized by or given to catachresis • Syn: ↑catachrestical • Pertains to noun: ↑catachresis (for: ↑catachrestical), ↑catachresis • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Catachrestical — Catachrestic Cat a*chres tic, Catachrestical Cat a*chres tic*al, a. Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; constituting, characterized by or given to catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far fetched. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catachrestically — Catachrestic Cat a*chres tic, Catachrestical Cat a*chres tic*al, a. Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; constituting, characterized by or given to catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far fetched. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catachresis — catachrestic /kat euh kres tik/, catachrestical, adj. catachrestically, adv. /kat euh kree sis/, n. misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occurring either in error or for rhetorical effect. [1580 90; < L < Gk: a misuse (akin to …   Universalium

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