Noun(1) understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary
(1) The manager, a man adept in the use of litotes , said: ├ö├ç├┐It wasn't the best game of pure football in the world.├ö├ç├┐(2) But, if we follow Schwarzbach, Dickens's description of the street mire in Holborn is, if anything, understated - ├ö├ç├┐mud├ö├ç├û is not hyperbole, but litotes .(3) First one must register his anti-Idealism, his antipathy toward the idea becoming metonymical litotes for such.(4) Yet this definition fails to explain instances of litotes , or understatement, which is often classified as a kind of irony.(5) Next thing you know, they'll be using dramatic irony, metaphor, bathos, puns, parody, litotes and├ö├ç┬¬ satire.
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