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We found 35 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word catachresis:
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General dictionaries General (28 matching dictionaries)
  1. catachresis: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. catachresis: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. catachresis: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. catachresis: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. catachresis: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. catachresis: Wordnik [home, info]
  7. catachresis: Wiktionary [home, info]
  8. catachresis: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  9. catachresis: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  10. catachresis: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  11. Catachresis, catachresis: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  12. catachresis: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Catachresis: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  14. Catachresis: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. catachresis: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  16. catachresis: Rhymezone [home, info]
  17. Catachresis: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  18. catachresis: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  19. catachresis: Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words [home, info]
  20. catachresis: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  21. catachresis: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  22. catachresis: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  23. catachresis: Luciferous Logolepsy [home, info]
  24. catachresis: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  25. catachresis: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  26. catachresis: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  27. catachresis: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  28. catachresis: Worthless Word For The Day [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (4 matching dictionaries)
  1. catachresis: Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric [home, info]
  2. Catachresis: Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples [home, info]
  3. Catachresis: A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices [home, info]
  4. CATACHRESIS: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. catachresis: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. catachresis: A Word A Day [home, info]
  2. catachresis: Wordcraft Dictionary [home, info]


Quick definitions from WordNet (catachresis)

noun:  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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