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1. antiphrasis

noun. the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony).

Synonyms

  • irony

Antonyms

  • unsarcastic
  • congruousness

Etymology

  • anti- (English)
  • ἀντί (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • phrasis (English)

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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.

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