antiphrasis definition

  • noun:
    • making use of a word or phrase in this way despite its typical definition for ironic or funny effect, as with a mere hottie of 40 many years.
    • usage of a word or expression in this way not in accord having its literal meaning, specifically for ironic or funny impact
    • The use of words in a way opposite with their proper definition; as when a court of justice is named a court of vengeance.
    • In rhetoric, the employment of a word in this way opposite to its appropriate meaning, or when its opposite needs to have already been used; paradox, used in a choice of sarcasm or in laughter.
    • the employment of a word in a sense opposite to its typical sense (especially in paradox)
    • the usage of a word or term in this way despite its normal definition for ironic or humorous effect, such as a mere babe of 40 many years.
    • using a word or phrase in a sense perhaps not in accord featuring its literal definition, particularly for ironic or humorous impact
    • the usage of terms in a way opposite to their correct meaning; as when a court of justice is named a court of vengeance.
    • In rhetoric, the usage a word in a sense opposite to its appropriate meaning, or when its reverse need to have already been made use of; paradox, made use of in a choice of sarcasm or perhaps in laughter.
    • the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony)

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