adjective Etymology: French paraphrastique, from Greek paraphrastikos, from paraphrazein Date: circa 1623 having the nature of or being a paraphrase • paraphrastically adverb

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(by amplification), ,

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  • Paraphrastic — Par a*phras tic, Paraphrastical Par a*phras tic*al, a. [Gr.?: cf. F. paraphrastique.] Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free. {Par a*phras… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paraphrastic — [par΄ə fras′tik] adj. [ML paraphrasticus < Gr paraphrastikos] 1. of, having the nature of, or forming a paraphrase 2. using paraphrase paraphrastically adv …   English World dictionary

  • paraphrastic — paraphrastically, adv. /par euh fras tik/, adj. having the nature of a paraphrase. [1615 25; < ML paraphrasticus < Gk paraphrastikós. See PARAPHRAST, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • paraphrastic — adjective Pertaining to a paraphrase …   Wiktionary

  • paraphrastic — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. expository, translatory, interpretive; see explanatory …   English dictionary for students

  • paraphrastic — a.; (also paraphrastical) Explanatory (by amplification), free, diffuse …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • paraphrastic — para·phras·tic …   English syllables

  • paraphrastic — par•a•phras•tic [[t]ˌpær əˈfræs tɪk[/t]] adj. having the nature of a paraphrase • Etymology: 1615–25; < ML paraphrasticus < Gk paraphrastikós=paraphrast(ḗs) one who paraphrases, der. of paraphrázein to paraphrase (para I+phrázein to tell,… …   From formal English to slang

  • paraphrastic — /pærəˈfræstɪk/ (say paruh frastik) adjective having the nature of a paraphrase. –paraphrastically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • paraphrastic — adjective altered by paraphrasing • Similar to: ↑altered • Derivationally related forms: ↑paraphrase …   Useful english dictionary

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