Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

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

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

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

    June 12, 2009