Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Definitions for cacology
- Defectively produced speech; socially unacceptable diction.
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Citations for cacology
As to prose, I don't know Addison's from Johnson's; but I will try to mend my cacology.
Such cacology drives some people to distraction.
Origin of cacology
Cacology comes from the root caco- meaning "bad." This prefix occurs in loanwords from Greek. Similarly the suffix -logy is a combining form used in the names of sciences and bodies of knowledge.