n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
So many kings of France were named Charles that you could tell one apart only by his epithet: Charles the Wise was someone far different from Charles the Fat.
Sentence in Classic:
Thus they denote the folly of a servant, an omission of a child, a stone that cuts their feet, a continuance of foul or unseasonable weather, and the like, by adding to each the epithet of Yahoo.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
He had left the lists immediately when the conflict ceased, and had been observed by some spectators to move down one of the forest glades with the same slow pace and listless and indifferent manner which had procured him the epithet of the Black Sluggard.
Hence, in these not very attractive places, indelibly stamped by the passing stroller with the epithet: melancholy, the apparently objectless promenades of the dreamer.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
Elizabeth could hardly help laughing at so convenient a proposal; yet was really vexed that her mother should be always giving him such an epithet.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
Many might take for their device the epithet STRONG, which formed the second part of his motto, but very few gentlemen could lay claim to the FAITHFUL, which constituted the first.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
This cold officer upon a monument, who dropped epithets unconcernedly down, would be finer as a dead man, he thought.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context