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Synonyms for catachresisˌkæt əˈkri sɪs

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  1. catachresis(noun)

    strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: `blind mouths')


  1. catachresis(noun)

    A misuse of a word; an application of a term to something which it does not properly denote.\uE000376326\uE001

    misnomer, malapropism

  2. catachresis(noun)


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