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  • n. inexact, inappropriate or improper use of a word
  • n. malapropism


From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκυρολογία (akurologia), α- (a-, "not") + κυρος (kuros, "authority"), λογια (logia, "speech") (Wiktionary)


  • You might want to use a different phrase in lieu of the acyrologia you chose for the Dan Rusanowsky link.

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  • Acyrologia is the use of a word that sounds similar to the correct word, but means something very different.

    June 12, 2009