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From Ancient Greek ἐναντίος (enantíos, contradiction).


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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for enantiosis in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)