Definition of Paraphrastic

1. Adjective. Altered by paraphrasing.

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Derivative terms: Paraphrase



Definition of Paraphrastic

1. a. Paraphrasing; of the nature of paraphrase; explaining, or translating in words more clear and ample than those of the author; not literal; free.

Definition of Paraphrastic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to a paraphrase. ¹

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Definition of Paraphrastic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraphrastic

paraphosphoric
paraphragma
paraphragmata
paraphrasable
paraphrasably
paraphrase
paraphraseable
paraphrased
paraphraser
paraphrasers
paraphrases
paraphrasia
paraphrasing
paraphrasis
paraphrast
paraphrastic (current term)
paraphrasts
paraphrenia
paraphrenias
paraphrenic
paraphrenic schizophrenia
paraphs
paraphyla
paraphyletic
paraphyletically
paraphyllum
paraphylum
paraphyly
paraphyses
paraphysial

Literary usage of Paraphrastic

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1. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1905)
"... principle of literal exactness, Rowe followed Dryden's paraphrastic method, and it is interesting to compare the different results of the two versions. ..."

2. The History of India from the Earliest Ages by James Talboys Wheeler (1869)
"iv 111 \ JY OF This interpretation finds full expression in Sir PART v. William Jones's paraphrastic translation, which is paraphrastic aS ..."

3. The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for (1814)
"paraphrastic HYMN. Ron. ch. vii. v. 19. " The good that I would, I do not; but tht evil which I would not, that 1 do. ..."

4. The Home and Foreign Review (1864)
"... which this grand old legend wears in the book which we pored over in boyhood, rather than the elaborate and paraphrastic rendering of Mr. Longfellow. ..."

5. The Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1801-11 (1814)
"paraphrastic HYMN. ROM. ch. vii. v. 19. " The good that I would, I do not; but the evil which I would not, ..."

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