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1. A figure of speech by which what is to be understood affirmatively is stated negatively, and the contrary.
2. The rhetorical device of stating the opposite of what is meant, usually ironically; affirmation by contraries.
3. A figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said; irony.
This entry is located in the following units: enantio- + (page 1) -osis, -sis, -sia, -sy, -se (page 13)