Hyperbatic
Hyperbatic Hy`per*bat"ic, a. Of or pertaining to an hyperbaton; transposed; inverted. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyperbatic — hyperbatˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑hyper * * * hyperbatic, a. Gram. and Rhet. (haɪpəˈbætɪk) [ad. Gr. ὑπερβατικός, f. ὑπέρβατον hyperbaton.] Pertaining to or of the nature of hyperbaton; transposed, inverted …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperbaton — hyperbatic /huy peuhr bat ik/, adj. hyperbatically, adv. /huy perr beuh ton /, n., pl. hyperbatons, hyperbata / beuh teuh/. Rhet. the use, esp. for emphasis, of a word order other than the expected or usual one, as in Bird thou never wert. [1570… …   Universalium

  • arsy varsy — Synonyms and related words: a rebours, against the grain, anarchic, ass over elbows, ass backwards, back to front, backwards, balled up, bollixed up, by contraries, capsized, chaotic, chiastic, confused, contra, contrarily, contrariously,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • backward — Synonyms and related words: Micawberish, Olympian, a priori, a rebours, a reculons, about, afraid, aft, after, after time, aftermost, again, against the grain, ago, aloof, anticlockwise, apathetic, arear, around, arrested, arsy varsy, ascending,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • everted — Synonyms and related words: arsy varsy, ass over elbows, back to front, backwards, capsized, chiastic, hyperbatic, inside out, introverted, invaginated, inversed, inverted, outside in, palindromic, resupinate, retroverted, reversed, topsy turvy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • head over heels — Synonyms and related words: a corps perdu, abruptly, anticlockwise, around, arsy varsy, ass over elbows, back to front, backwards, bottom side up, bottom up, capsized, carelessly, chiastic, clockwise, contrarily, contrariwise, conversely,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inside out — Synonyms and related words: altogether, arsy varsy, ass over elbows, back to front, backwards, capsized, chiastic, completely, comprehensively, entirely, everted, exhaustively, fully, globally, hundred per cent, hyperbatic, in and out, in full,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • introverted — Synonyms and related words: Olympian, aloof, arsy varsy, ass over elbows, back to front, backward, backwards, bashful, blank, capsized, chiastic, chilled, chilly, cold, constrained, cool, detached, discreet, distant, everted, expressionless,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • inverted — Synonyms and related words: arsy varsy, ass over elbows, back to front, backwards, capsized, chiastic, everted, gay, homoerotic, homophile, hyperbatic, inside out, introverted, invaginated, inversed, outside in, palindromic, queer, resupinate,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • reversed — Synonyms and related words: arsy varsy, ass over elbows, back, back to front, backward, backwards, capsized, chiastic, counter, everted, hyperbatic, inside out, introverted, invaginated, inversed, inverted, outside in, palindromic, reflex,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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