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Noun: epithet  'e-pu,thet
  1. A defamatory or abusive word or phrase
    - name
  2. Descriptive word or phrase

Derived forms: epithets

Type of: calumniation, calumny, characterisation [Brit], characterization, defamation, delineation, depiction, hatchet job, obloquy, picture, traducement, word picture, word-painting

Encyclopedia: Epithet