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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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.
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 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.
The former, also an epithet of the Apostles, is more likely.
Now, deficit cutting is called "Rubinomics," and in this White House that's an epithet.
HAL: Well, then you remember that in Thomas Jefferson's first draft of the declaration, he calls King George a "tyrant," and a Tory delegate from Pennsylvania complains that the epithet is too strong.
If someone wants to Label me a 38th-year senior, I proudly accept the epithet, and the assignment.
It has come to this in Europe: So successful has been the propaganda on behalf of pan-European socialism as embodied in the EU that any politician daring to invoke national sovereignty, lower taxes, and restrictions on the flood of illegal immigrants is derided as a fascist, a neo-Nazi, and any other vicious epithet the Left can think up.
The epithet first appeared in his 1849 screed, "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question"--in which the "humanist" attacked free-market economists for their role in the anti-slavery movement.