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]

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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