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the word or words by which one is called and identified

a profane or obscene term

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The first thing to remember is that you shouldn't give epithets to anyone.
In any case, Smith does not give the reader a proper chance to decide if an epithet is significant or merely conventional.
However, since this article focuses its analysis primarily on a paradigmatic racial epithet directed towards Asian Americans, I will reserve undertaking the more comprehensive task of offering an overarching account for both epithets and slurs for another occasion.
Time to treatment with intravenous alteplase and outcome in stroke: an updated pooled analysis of ECASS, ATLANTIS, NINDS, and EPITHET trials Why is this study of clinical importance?
Forty-one-year-old Alshaibi, who was born in Baghdad but grew up in Iowa City, said that the men called him an epithet, a term used to refer to Arabs and 'Osama bin Laden', and assaulted him before he managed to escape.
The sink-school equivalent of this emerged yesterday after a GCSE English examiner admitted giving two marks out of a possible 27 to a student who filled his answer paper with a single Anglo-Saxon epithet.
I am in my mid-50s, but can well remember some of the stuff I listened to which could very well have earned the epithet of morbid, (remember Leonard Cohen?
His choice of this epithet is perhaps unfortunate, given that EU tariffs play a part in the impoverishment of so-called Third World countries.
Strip mining on steroids" is the epithet given to the frightening practice of lopping off mountain tops in West Virginia and Kentucky.
The epithet is an adjectival phrase in which adjectives are used in combination of a noun, usually a person's name, as in Catherine the Great (cf.
Washington is said to have candidly acknowledged the harm he had caused by his repeated use of the epithet ``faggot,'' which he had directed at co-star T.
Architect, thinker, writer, socialist, advisor to princes (Ken Livingstone and John Prescott), religious sceptic--they all fit the epithet, and when you add his Italian roots it seems doubly apt.
We did not see the need for your intemperate language, though, and feel that the "Three-Mile Island toilet" epithet was especially hurtful, given the pride we take in our product.
The suit alleged that one DynCorp executive told WWNS employees they had been hired only because they were black and another DynCorp executive used a racial epithet in referring to a WWNS manager.
This sixth edition, published in 1980, was so different from the previous edition that the title was amended with the epithet "new.