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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  • antiphrastically — an·ti·phras·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • antiphrastically — adverb see antiphrasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • 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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