tapinosis

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English[edit]

Examples

The mid-century unpleasantness between the Axis and the Allies

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tăpīnōsis (depreciation), from Ancient Greek τᾰπείνωσις (tapeínōsis, lowering), from ταπείνωσις (tapeínōsis, low)

Noun[edit]

tapinosis (plural tapinoses)

  1. (rhetoric) A figure of speech whereby something is given less importance by the name given it than it merits.

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