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Overview of noun litotes

The noun litotes has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. litotes, meiosis

(understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary); "saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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