Do you know the meanings of ‘epithet’ and ‘antediluvian’?
EPITHET [ep-uh-thet] is a noun.
- Meaning a word, phrase, or expression used as a term of abuse or contempt, or to express hostility
- Synonyms include curse, insult, abuse, expletive, obscenity
- From the 16th century from Greek, from epitithenai ‘to add’, from tithenai ‘to put’
As a noun, it means a person who lived before the Flood; or a very old or old-fashioned person or thing.
- Synonyms include antiquated and archaic
- From the 17th century, from ante- + Latin dīluvium ‘flood, deluge’
Without actually uttering a single inappropriate word, they displayed towards her an attitude that was so antediluvian it was almost comical. You shouldn’t worry your pretty head over complex matters, little girl.
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