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 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 — 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… …   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

  • Cheap — Cheap, a. [Abbrev. fr. good cheap : a good purchase or bargain; cf. F. bon march[ e], [ a] bon march[ e]. See {Cheap}, n., {Cheapen}.] 1. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog cheap — Cheap Cheap, a. [Abbrev. fr. good cheap : a good purchase or bargain; cf. F. bon march[ e], [ a] bon march[ e]. See {Cheap}, n., {Cheapen}.] 1. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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