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Name calling   /neɪm kˈɔlɪŋ/   Listen
Name calling

Verbal abuse; a crude substitute for argument.  Synonym: names.

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"Name calling" Quotes from Famous Books

... poem I had just written for her at still another. "Whose names are five sweet symphonies," wrote Rossetti. Yes, symphonies, indeed, in the ears of memory are the names of the lightest loves that flittered butterfly-like across our path in the golden summer of our lives, each name calling up its human counterpart, with her own endearing personality distinguishing her from all other girls, her way of smiling, her way of talking, her way of being serious, all the little originalities on which she prided herself, her so solemnly held differentia ...
— Vanishing Roads and Other Essays • Richard Le Gallienne

Words linked to "Name calling" :   obloquy, calumniation, calumny, defamation, traducement, hatchet job

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