apophasis definition

  • noun:
    • Allusion to some thing by doubting that it'll be discussed, as with i'll maybe not talk about my opponent's debateable financial dealings.
    • An allusion to some thing by denying that it'll be mentioned
    • A figure in which a speaker officially diminishes to cherish a good point, but in such a manner as to create the result desired. [like, see Mark Antony's oration. Shak., Julius C├Žsar, iii. 2.]
    • In rhetoric, denial of an intention to discuss about it something which are at the same time frame hinted or insinuated; paralipsis (which see).
    • discussing some thing by saying it won't be mentioned

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