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Meaning of "catachrestic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CATACHRESTIC

catachrestic  [ˌkætəˈkrɛstɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CATACHRESTIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Catachrestic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CATACHRESTIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Catachresis

Catachresis, originally meaning a grammatical misuse or error—e.g., using "militate" for "mitigate", "decimate" for "devastate", "our mutual friend" for "our friend in common", "chronic" for "severe", "anachronism" for "anomaly", "alibi" for "excuse", etc.—is also the name given to many different types of figure of speech in which a word or phrase is being applied in a way that significantly departs from conventional usage.

Definition of catachrestic in the English dictionary

The definition of catachrestic in the dictionary is of or relating to catachresis.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CATACHRESTIC


acoustic
əˈkuːstɪk
agrestic
əˈɡrɛstɪk
alkahestic
ˌælkəˈhɛstɪk
amnestic
æmˈnɛstɪk
anamnestic
ˌænæmˈnɛstɪk
artistic
ɑːˈtɪstɪk
asbestic
æsˈbɛstɪk
Avestic
əˈvɛstɪk
characteristic
ˌkærɪktəˈrɪstɪk
diagnostic
ˌdaɪəɡˈnɒstɪk
domestic
dəˈmɛstɪk
fantastic
fænˈtæstɪk
holistic
həʊˈlɪstɪk
isopiestic
ˌaɪsəʊpaɪˈɛstɪk
majestic
məˈdʒɛstɪk
orchestic
ɔːˈkɛstɪk
plastic
ˈplæstɪk
stick
stɪk
telestich
tɪˈlɛstɪk
undomestic
ˌʌndəˈmɛstɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CATACHRESTIC

catabolite
catabolize
catacaustic
catachresis
catachrestical
catachrestically
cataclases
cataclasis
cataclasm
cataclasmic
cataclastic
cataclinal
cataclysm
cataclysmal
cataclysmic
cataclysmically
catacomb
catacombs
catacoustics
catacumbal

WORDS THAT END LIKE CATACHRESTIC

anapaestic
anapestic
ballistic
drastic
elastic
empaestic
enthusiastic
futuristic
gestic
linguistic
logistic
mystic
nondomestic
optimistic
polycystic
rustic
sarcastic
statistic
telestic
transvestic

Synonyms and antonyms of catachrestic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «catachrestic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CATACHRESTIC

Find out the translation of catachrestic to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of catachrestic from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «catachrestic» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

catachrestic
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

catachrestic
570 millions of speakers

English

catachrestic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

catachrestic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

catachrestic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

catachrestic
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

catachrestic
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

catachrestic
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cataphorétiques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Catachrestic
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

catachrestic
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

catachrestic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

catachrestic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Catachrestic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

catachrestic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

catachrestic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गर्भधारणेचे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

catachrestic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

catachrestic
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

catachrestic
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

catachrestic
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

catachrestic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

catachrestic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

catachrestic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

catachrestic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

catachrestic
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of catachrestic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACHRESTIC»

The term «catachrestic» is used very little and occupies the 192.667 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CATACHRESTIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about catachrestic

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CATACHRESTIC»

Discover the use of catachrestic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to catachrestic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Anglicization of European Lexis
2.2 Catachrestic and non-catachrestic innovations To begin with the reframing of the original categories, we would like to propose the labels of catachrestic and non-catachrestic loans, or, more generally, of catachrestic and non-catachrestic ...
Cristiano Furiassi, Virginia Pulcini, Félix Rodríguez González, 2012
2
Outside in the Teaching Machine
Those claims are catachrestic claims in the sense that the so- called adequate narratives of the concept-metaphors were supposedly not written in the spaces that have decolonized themselves, but rather in the spaces of the colonizers.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, 2012
3
Symbolism, Synesthesia, and Semiotics, Multidisciplinary ...
2—Catachrestic synesthesia: a—definition and modus operandi Catachrestic synesthesia is a form of synesthesia whose internal structure is governed by a stylistic device called catachresis. A catachresis is a metaphor embedding a lexical ...
Bonaventure Balla, 2012
4
Beyond Cognitive Metaphor Theory: Perspectives on Literary ...
In his first manifesto ofthe surrealist movement André Breton adopted Reverdy's rule as a slogan.15 Indeed, modernist poetry tends to be heavily catachrestic, thus becoming a crux interpretum, the interpreter's cross, a real challenge to the ...
Monika Fludernik, 2012
5
Wanton Words: Rhetoric and Sexuality in English Renaissance ...
Quintilian's definition differs significantly from the pseudo-Ciceronian one which, after all, outlines catachrestic activity as that which provides a 'kindred' word to denote an object. In Quintilian catachresis actually brings an object into being by  ...
Madhavi Menon, 2004
6
Postcolonial Challenges in Education
Prakash (1994) in "Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticism" maintains that postcolonial work draws from "a catachrestic combination of Marxism, poststructuralism, Gramsci and Foucault, the modern West and India, archival research and ...
Roland Sintos Coloma, 2009
7
The Ends of Performance
If the referent emerges in the unstable limen of proper and catachrestic usage, then Butler's resignification involves a strategic use of catachresis, which Merriam - Webster defines as "the misuse of words: as a: the use of the wrong word for the  ...
Peggy Phelan, Jill Lane, 1998
8
The Location of Culture
In this sense, closure comes to be effected in the contingent moment of repetition, 'an overlap without equivalence: fort:da'.27 The temporality of Tangiers is a lesson in reading the agency of the social text as ambivalent and catachrestic.
Homi K. Bhabha, 2012
9
Are the Lips a Grave?: A Queer Feminist on the Ethics of Sex
The catachrestic lips, by contrast, can only speak as that which they are not. And yet, in doing so, they both mark the abyssal negativity the rectum names and, at the same time, dramatize the necessity of speaking otherwise. Simultaneously ...
Lynne Huffer, 2013
10
Reading Shakespeare's Will: The Theology of Figure from ...
If Augustine's world was a figural one, Luther's world is catachrestic, continually invoking undecidable and yet unavoidable oppositions. The shift in perspective, from a figural worldview to a catachrestic one, enables an equally decisive shift in  ...
Lisa Freinkel, 2013

5 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CATACHRESTIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term catachrestic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Wolf of Wall Street: Are Penny Stocks Good Picks? - Analyst Blog
Most importantly, low liquidity is a key catachrestic of these stocks. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) classifies stocks under $5 to ... «NASDAQ, Feb 14»
2
Wolf of Wall Street: Are Penny Stocks Good Picks?
Most importantly, low liquidity is a key catachrestic of these stocks. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) classifies stocks under $5 to ... «Zacks.com, Feb 14»
3
We're literally losing the use of our tongue
While the world slept, the OED was busy collecting early examples of literally used in a catachrestic or depraved sense. Yet even some ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 13»
4
Why the GOP Really Wants to Cripple Labor Unions
Regularly referred to under the catachrestic rubric of “right to work,” laws like Metcalfe's have nothing to do with guaranteed employment. «Philadelphia Magazine, Jan 13»
5
Le Mot Juste
The catachrestic is contagious, of course, simply because all linguistic usage, fair or foul, is a social practice. But in former days the contagion ... «First Things, Jul 11»

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« EDUCALINGO. Catachrestic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/catachrestic>. Jul 2019 ».
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