catachresis Meaning and Definition

Urdu Meanings

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تِحریف لَفظی

tahreef lafzi

کَشِیدہ اِستعمال

kasheeda istemaal

غَلط اِستعمال

ghalat istemaal


English definition for catachresis

1. n. strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as blatant' to mean flagrant') or deliberately (as in a mixed metaphor: blind mouths')

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Catachresis (from Greek κατάχρησις, "abuse"), originally meaning a semantic misuse or error—e.g., using "militate" for "mitigate", "chronic" for "severe", "anachronism" for "anomaly", "alibi" for "excuse", etc.—is also the name given to many different types of figure of speech in which a word or phrase is being applied in a way that significantly departs from conventional (or traditional) usage.
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