epideictic

/ (ˌɛpɪˈdaɪktɪk) /

adjective

designed to display something, esp the skill of the speaker in rhetoricAlso: epidictic (ˌɛpɪˈdɪktɪk)

Nearby words

  1. epicycloidal gear,
  2. epicycloidal wheel,
  3. epicystitis,
  4. epicystotomy,
  5. epidaurus,
  6. epidemic,
  7. epidemic encephalitis,
  8. epidemic gastroenteritis virus,
  9. epidemic hemoglobinuria,
  10. epidemic hemorrhagic fever

Word Origin for epideictic

C18: from Greek epideiktikos, from epideiknunai to display, show off, from deiknunai to show

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Examples from the Web for epideictic

  • There is something p. xivof “hard brilliance” in Praed: he writes for effect, he is epideictic.

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