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Definition of: litotes

(lītə·tēz, -tō-, litə-) noun
A rhetorical figure in which an assertion is made by means of negation or understatement; ironic understatement. Example: a fact of no small importance (i.e., of very great importance). See MEIOSIS. [<NL <Gk. litotēs <litos simple, spare]

Most often used phrases:

rhodacanthis litotes
litotes oct
called litotes

'litotes' used in domains:

utilitotes.com
talitotes.com
litotes.com

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