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epithet

US [ˈepɪˌθet]
UK [ˈepɪθet]
  • n.绰号;修饰语;别称;诨名
  • Web称号;表述词语;称呼
Plural Form:epithets  
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n.
1.
(尤用于褒贬人或事物特征或性质的)表述形容词,修饰语an adjective or phrase that is used to describe sb/sth's character or most important quality, especially in order to give praise or criticism
The film is long and dramatic but does not quite earn the epithet ‘epic’.
这部影片篇幅长,戏剧性强,不过还不能誉为“史诗”。
2.
别称;绰号;诨名an offensive word or phrase that is used about a person or group of people
Racial epithets were scrawled on the walls.
墙上涂写着一些带有种族歧视的称谓。

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