noun. the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony).
- anti- (English)
- ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
- phrasis (English)
Example sentences of the word antiphrasis
1. Noun, singular or mass
Irony can be expressed through such rhetorical figures as antiphrasis (the use of a single, contradictory word), paralipsis (drawing attention to something by pretending to ignore it), or sarcasm.