Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In rhet.: Pertaining to, consisting in, or characterized by catachresis; applied in an improper signification. Wrested from the right meaning or form; contrary to proper use; forced; far-fetched.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Belonging to, or in the manner of, a catachresis; constituting, characterized by or given to catachresis; wrested from its natural sense or form; forced; far-fetched.

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  • adjective constituting or related to catachresis

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  • adjective constituting or characterized by or given to catachresis

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek καταχρηστικός (katakhrēstikos), from κατάχρησις (katakhrēsis, "misuse of words")

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