From Ancient Greek ἐπανόρθωσις (epanórthōsis, “correction”)
epanorthosis (plural epanorthoses)
- (rhetoric) A rhetorical device or element in which a speaker or writer retracts a word that has been spoken and substitutes a stronger or more suitable word; often done for emphasis or sarcasm.
- "Most brave! Brave, did I say? most heroic act!" is an example of epanorthosis.