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Meaning of PARALEIPSIS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
 

PARALEIPSIS is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: paralepsis, paralipsis, preterition
 
 See Also: rhetorical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`a*leip"sis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to leave
on one side, to omit; ? beside + ? to leave.] (Rhet.)
A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker
artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for
example, if an orator should say, ``I do not speak of my
adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal
conduct, his treachery and malice.'' [Written also
{paralepsis}, {paralepsy}, {paralipsis}.]

 

 

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