paraleipsis

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From Ancient Greek παράλειψις (paraleipsis, omission), from παραλείπω (paraleipō, I pass over), from παρά (para, by, near) + λείπω (leipō, I leave).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌpær.əˈliːp.sɪs/, /ˌpær.əˈleɪp.sɪs/
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paraleipsis (plural paraleipses)

  1. (rhetoric, linguistics) A figure of speech in which one pretends to ignore or omit something by actually mentioning it, as in: "I will not speak of my adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice".

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