heterophemy


heterophemy
The use of one word or phrase when another is meant

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  • Heterophemy — Het er*oph e*my, n. [Hetero + Gr. ? voice, speech, fr. ? to speak.] The unconscious saying, in speech or in writing, of that which one does not intend to say; frequently the very reverse of the thought which is present to consciousness. R. G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterophemy — the (unintentional) use of some other word or phrase in place of the one that was meant, 1875, from HETERO (Cf. hetero ) + Gk. pheme utterance (see FAME (Cf. fame)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heterophemy — het·ero·phe·my het ə rə .fē mē n, pl mies unconscious use of words other than those intended …   Medical dictionary

  • heterophemy — het·er·o·phe·my …   English syllables

  • heterophemy —   n. accidental speaking or writing of words different from those meant.    ♦ heterophemize, v.i.    ♦ heterophemism,    ♦ heterophemist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • heterophemy — ˈhed.ərəˌfēmē noun ( es) Etymology: heter + Greek phēmē voice, speech (from phanai to say) + English y more at ban : unconscious use of words other than those intended …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heterophemist — Het er*oph e*mist, n. One liable to the fault of heterophemy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ετεροφημία — η ιατρ. διαταραχή τής συνειδήσεως στην προφορική ή γραπτή διατύπωση τών νοημάτων. [ΕΤΥΜΟΛ. Αντιδάνεια λ., πρβλ. αγγλ. heterophemy < hetero (πρβλ. ετερο *) + phemy (πρβλ. φήμη «λόγος»)] …   Dictionary of Greek


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