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Meaning of ANTIPHRASIS

Pronunciation:  an'tifrusis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony)
 

ANTIPHRASIS is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 See Also: irony, rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An*tiph"ra*sis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to
express by antithesis or negation.] (Rhet.)
The use of words in a sense opposite to their proper meaning;
as when a court of justice is called a court of vengeance.

 

 

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