apodioxis

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English[edit]

Examples (rhetoric)

The Republican proposal is as heartless as we would expect.
The Democrats cannot be taken seriously on military matters.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from ἀποδίωξις (apodíōksis), from Ancient Greek ἀποδιώκειν (apodiṓkein, to drive away)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

apodioxis

  1. (rhetoric, obsolete) Emphatic rejection or dismissal of an opponent or an opposing proposition.