Antiphrastic
Antiphrastic An`ti*phras"tic, Antiphrastical An`ti*phras"tic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to antiphrasis. -- {An`ti*phras"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • antiphrastic — adjective of, or relating to antiphrasis …   Wiktionary

  • antiphrastic — anti·phras·tic …   English syllables

  • antiphrastic — adjective see antiphrasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antiphrastical — Antiphrastic An ti*phras tic, Antiphrastical An ti*phras tic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to antiphrasis. {An ti*phras tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Antiphrastically — Antiphrastic An ti*phras tic, Antiphrastical An ti*phras tic*al, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to antiphrasis. {An ti*phras tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antiphrasis — antiphrastic /an ti fras tik/, antiphrastical, adj. antiphrastically, adv. /an tif reuh sis/, n. Rhet. the use of a word in a sense opposite to its proper meaning. [1525 35; < L < Gk, deriv. of antiphrázein to speak the opposite (anti ANTI +… …   Universalium

  • antiphrastical — antiphrastic /an ti frasˈtik/ or (obsolete) antiphrasˈtical adjective 1. Involving antiphrasis 2. Ironical • • • Main Entry: ↑antiphrasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • antiphrasis — noun Use of a word or phrase in a sense not in accord with its literal meaning, especially for ironic or humorous effect See Also: antiphrastic …   Wiktionary

  • antiphrastical — adjective Antiphrastic We are now beginning to let ourselves be fooled no longer by the arrogant antiphrastical recriminations of good society in favour of the very thing it sets aside, ignores, smothers, or destroys; we know that to give writing …   Wiktionary

  • antiphrasis — /ænˈtɪfrəsəs/ (say an tifruhsuhs) noun the use of words in a sense opposite to the proper meaning; irony. {Latin, from Greek} –antiphrastic /æntiˈfræstɪk/ (say antee frastik), adjective –antiphrastically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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