Definition of Malapropian

1. [adj]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Malapropian

malangas
malanggan
malanggans
malanite
malapert
malapertly
malapertness
malapertnesses
malaperts
malaphor
malaphors
malapplied
malapportioned
malapportionment
malaprop
malapropian (current term)
malapropic
malapropism
malapropisms
malapropist
malapropistic
malapropists
malapropos
malaprops
malapterurid
malapterurids
malapterurus
malar
malar arch
malar bone

Literary usage of Malapropian

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1. George Eliot's Works by George Eliot (1895)
"... which, by-the-bye, now I have read it, seems to be something of a " missile * in another sense than the malapropian. But Sara is one of the few people ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1881)
"His vocabulary was florid and various, and he was fond of displaying it, though the effect was often malapropian. "There is a throne," he said, ..."

3. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"... Day celebrations the famous malapropian toast was seriously given in honor of the newly elected governor: -Governor Brooks—May the mantelpiece of Caleb ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1866)
"... her messengers " run of errands," and wives are " aggravated " by their husbands ; sometimes they are purely malapropian and absurd, as in the sentence, ..."

5. The American Bibliopolist (1875)
"Infallible, of course, is what he means to say. I had to laugh at finding the identical malapropian word put into a clown's mouth by ..."

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