charientism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ancient Ancient Greek χαριεντισμός (kharientismós).

Noun[edit]

charientism (uncountable)

  1. (rhetoric) A figure of speech wherein a taunting expression is softened by a jest; an insult veiled in grace.

References[edit]

This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.