apophasis

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From Ancient Greek ἀπόφασις (apóphasis), via Latin apophasis.

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apophasis (plural apophases)

  1. (rhetoric) An allusion to something by denying that it will be mentioned
    "I won't mention your bad grammar" is an example of apophasis.

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