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epithet
as in:  racial epithet


Both sides are hurling the Nazi epithet.
  an insulting or abusive word or phrase
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  • Both sides are hurling the Nazi epithet.
  • ...you dare not touch him with a finger or an epithet.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • ...he got a certain satisfaction from believing that the citizens of Lincoln had meekly accepted the epithet "coarse barbarians."
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The child still struggled and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart; I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • I do not agree, in fact I am angry, when I hear you called an idiot; you are far too intelligent to deserve such an epithet; but you are so far STRANGE as to be unlike others; that you must allow, yourself.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
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Associated words [difficulty]:   epithet [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Logic & Reasoning, Religion & Spirtuality
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