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Definition 1: descriptive word or phrase - [noun denoting communication]

(epithet is a kind of ...) a graphic or vivid verbal description

"too often the narrative was interrupted by long word pictures" "the author gives a depressing picture of life in Poland" "the pamphlet contained brief characterizations of famous Vermonters"

Definition 2: a defamatory or abusive word or phrase - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for epithet in the sense of this definition

(epithet is a kind of ...) a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions

(... is a kind of epithet ) an epithet that can be used to smear someone's reputation

"he used the smear word `communist' for everyone who disagreed with him"

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