Litotes

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Litotes Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary); "saying `I was not a little upset'' when you mean `I was very upset'' is an example of litotes"

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  • understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary); "saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Litotes'


  • Litotes: In rhetoric , litotes. (ˈ | l | aɪ | t | ə | t | iː | z us | ˈ | l | ɪ | t | ə | t | iː | z or. l | aɪ | ˈ | t | oʊ | t | iː | z is a figure of ...

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