enantiosis

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English[edit]

Examples
  • “He's no fool.” (meaning he is wise)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος (enantíos, contradiction).

Noun[edit]

enantiosis (countable and uncountable, plural enantioses)

  1. (rhetoric) A figure of speech by which what is to be understood affirmatively is stated negatively, and vice versa; affirmation by contraries.

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