Part of speech: noun

A descriptive phrase or word, good or bad, added to a noun.

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Usage examples "epithet":

  1. A particular incident growing out of this was always associated in Rosalind's mind with an epithet he then applied to Sally for the first time, but which afterwards grew to be habitual with him. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. What endeared poor Mrs. Pethel to me was- well, the inevitability of the epithet I give her. - "James Pethel", Max Beerbohm.
  3. It is the last epithet any one would give my uncle. - "Wilfrid Cumbermede", George MacDonald.