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catachresis

[ˌkætə'kri:sɪs] [ˌkætə'krisɪs]

n.用词不当,修辞生硬且自相矛盾的误用,词形更改

场景例句

  1. Please point out my mistakes and catachresis above. Thanks.

    我的英文有错误的,用词不好的请帮忙指出来,谢谢。

近义词

  • n. 用词不当;词形更改;修辞手法生硬而自相矛盾的误用
  • misnomer

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catachresis (n.)

"an improper or inconsistent metaphor, exceptional or undue extension of a word's meaning" (as "to stone someone with bricks"), 1580s, from Latin catachresis, from Greek katakhresis "misuse" (of a word), from katakhresthai "to misuse," from kata "down" (here with a sense of "perversion;" see cata-) + khresthai "to use" (from PIE root *gher- (2) "to like, want"). Related: Catachrestic; catachrestical; catachrestically.

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