[n] a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"
[n] descriptive word or phrase
Adjective expressing quality or attribute. Homer frequently linked adjectives and nouns to create epithets e.g. 'swift-footed Achilles' or 'rosy-fingered dawn'.
calumny, characterisation, characterization, defamation, delineation, depiction, hatchet job, obloquy, picture, smear word, traducement, word picture, word-painting