Definition of paraphrastic in US English:



  • See paraphrase

    • ‘For our paraphrastic procedure to be comprehensive, it must work with contexts containing explicitly comparative locutions.’
    • ‘Even his paraphrastic explanation in the Small Catechism seems to imply (for both the 1959 and the 2000 editions of English translations of The Book of Concord) that he had men and women equally in mind.’
    • ‘He has now publicly called on the bug man to explain himself (or some such meaningless paraphrastic remark).’
    • ‘In the Small Catechism, his explanations of both the First Commandment and the Sixth break the normal paraphrastic nature of the work.’
    • ‘Many of the details in the Triumph are paraphrastic repetitions from Titian's three Bacchanals.’