epithet

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the word or words by which one is called and identified

a profane or obscene term

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On hearing this tender epithet, Miss Miggs, who had left off screaming when he opened his lips, and had listened to him attentively, began again, crying: 'Oh I'm his lamb
Kemball, in one of his sermons, alludes to his hundred wives under this endearing epithet.
argues effectively that racial invective is completely disanalogous to individual libel: "You cannot libel someone by saying `I despise you,' which seems to be the essential message common to most racial epithets.
Without harping on racial epithets, as everyone expected him to do, Wallace talked all around race by touching on the related fears of domination, coining new expressions such as "forced busing" and "big government," which were anything but common cliches 30 years ago.
Neighbors would not stop to talk to one another on the sidewalk, fearing abusive epithets hurled from Bruce's window.
It also would undermine the religious liberty of employees to be free from pervasive slurs, epithets, and discriminatory ridicule based on their religious affiliations and beliefs.
AFTER WHITE STUDENTS hung nooses from the "white" tree at their high school in Jena, Louisiana, several fights ensued, culminating in one where six Black kids beat a white student after he taunted them with racial epithets.
off the charts and a bracing command of racial epithets inherited from her blinkered and bigoted father (James Woods), Kimberly is "too smart for her own good," says Wood.
Older and mature teens will appreciate this novel, though it is filled with racial epithets and other salty language.
In the joint statement, officially released by the RNC, Brooks describes vile anti-Semitic epithets -- including "blood sucking Jews" and "Jew bastards" -- as being "Sharpton's words.
The sorority sisters complained that racial epithets had been yelled at them.
In a study devoted to Petrarchism, this leaves Quevedo nothing to do but clean up after Gongora, and Navarrete uses such epithets as "undigested," "worn-out," "weak," and "cheeky," to stamp failure on Quevedo's sonnet cycle, Canta sola a Lisis.
Before they can get to the station, the cops of Brooklyn South have thrown the guy on the floor, where they are hurling epithets at him, and they give him a few kicks for good measure.
But while it is legitimate to adopt a stance that values sheer output above everything else, it is not so then to dignify the products with epithets such as `monumental', implying architectural qualities which are not present and whose value has been discounted.