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verb (used with object), ep·i·gram·ma·tized, ep·i·gram·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to express in epigrams.
  2. to make epigrams about (a person or thing).
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verb (used without object), ep·i·gram·ma·tized, ep·i·gram·ma·tiz·ing.
  1. to make epigrams.
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Also especially British, ep·i·gram·ma·tise.

Origin of epigrammatize

1685–95; < Greek epigrammatízein; see epigrammatic + -ize
Related formsep·i·gram·ma·tist, noun
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Related Words

madcap, trickster, wag, jester, jokester, joker, comedian, comic, humorist, card, punster, farceur, quipster, cutup, epigrammatist, funster, wisecracker

Examples from the Web for epigrammatist

Historical Examples

  • As an epigrammatist himself, Rogers might have been more indulgent to a consoeur.

    De Libris: Prose and Verse

    Austin Dobson

  • She will say things worthy of a French epigrammatist, and act like a robin in a greenhouse.

  • Purple but pleasing, Denby said, with the air of an epigrammatist.

    Under Cover

    Roi Cooper Megrue

  • It is recognised that life with an epigrammatist has become unendurable.

    Essays in Rebellion

    Henry W. Nevinson

  • He consulted me upon it, who am a little of an epigrammatist myself, you know.

    Life of Johnson

    James Boswell

British Dictionary definitions for epigrammatist



  1. to make an epigram or epigrams (about)
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Derived Formsepigrammatism, nounepigrammatist, noun
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