acyrologia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek ἀκυρολογία (akurología), α- (a-, not) + κυρος (kuros, authority), λογια (logia, speech)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /əkɪrəˈlɒdʒ(i)ə/

Noun[edit]

acyrologia (plural acyrologias)

  1. (rhetoric) inexact, inappropriate or improper use of a word
  2. malapropism