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Synonyms for catachrestic

constituting or characterized by or given to catachresis

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The subject of that evaluative gaze appears, we might say, in a kind of catachrestic split, seeing itself being seen as an administrative problem and a statistical entity (part of a "population").
Palimpsest histories and catachrestic interventions.
In responding to this novel's catachrestic figure, then, the reader is required to respond to what the text itself cannot narrativize.
We conserve the same catachrestic of substrate, the choice of the slot antenna because of bi-directional radiation which is in the benefit of RFID system and the possibility of reduction of the size of antenna.
But that move was still some way off historically: forty years later, for example, we find John Ruskin in Sesame and Lilies playing the same Coleridgean game, though this time in reverse, with "blind mouths" from Lycidas--a catachrestic or merely oxymoronic locution unless one knows the Greek ancestor of our bishop.
Feldman takes up these questions by considering the catachrestic character of conscience in the major works of Hobbes, Hegel, and Heidegger.
As the people of a relatively insulated region of provincialized commodity circulation are roughly integrated within long-distance markets, forms of catachrestic narrative emerge as a structure of feeling that attempts to make sense of this strongly felt but inchoately understood phagocytosis.
In another critical language we might call it a catachrestic intrusion in a field of meanings that nevertheless underwrites those meanings.
"Unworked and Unavowable: Community in The Awkward Age," exploring "the relation of speech-acts to community" (84), develops Jean-Luc Nancy's concept of La communaute desoeuvree, which Miller translates as the "unworked" community, to read the catachrestic aspect of language in The Awkward Age.
In my work on the Jacobin assemblage of enunciation in the French Revolution I identify three typical operations: catachrestic metonymy (the renaming of a whole by a part); centrifugal translation (Jacobin spokesmen travelling to outlying villages and translating the law passed by the Assemblee nationale into local dialects for the resolution of disputes) and centripetal incarnation (Robespierre's attempt to let the people speak through him).
(28) Within the Enlightenment-era narratives that first broadcasted it, this catachrestic but ingenious conceit linked somatic response (orality and aurality) with the realities of racial exclusion, nautical travel, and largely capitalistic transculturation.
The real and/or lettered city is always already in a real-izable state/space, a transcultural process of identification, what Glissant would call creolizations, or Gayatri Spivak would describe as catachrestic, which, according to de la Campa, "augments the notion of textuality" by including within its framework political and economic forces making the textual a component of a larger, more intricate social totality.
Several of the examples are indicated as catachrestic ("Hares" to signify "iron" is a metonymy that is typical of the common language, according to Artemidorus, a rhetor of the second century CE) or they are catachrestic but not explicitly defined so.
William Pietz addresses just this catachrestic indecorum in his history of the "discursively promiscuous" fetish.