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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The giving of a proper name (as to a character in fiction) that names or suggests a leading quality (as Squire Allworthy, Doctor Sawbones)..

Usage examples (11)
  • A frequent instance of antonomasia in the Late Middle Ages and early Renaissance was the use of the term, "the Philosopher," to refer to Aristotle
  • It is not for Mr. Buckley to admit to an inattentive memory and careless writing when the polysyllabic evasion of "antonomasia" is available.
  • Alma: ¬°Profe, a mi, por antonomasia me debe tocar el azul!
  • More or less by antonomasia, an erudite word that I met only many years after and learned the meaning of ... for more
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