asteism definition

  • noun:
    • Polite paradox; a genteel and ingenious method of deriding another.
    • Genteel paradox; a polite and ingenious manner of deriding another.
    • In rhetoric, polite paradox; a polite and innovative types of deriding another.
    • Polite paradox; a genteel and ingenious manner of deriding another.
    • Genteel irony; a polite and innovative types of deriding another.
    • In rhetoric, polite paradox; a polite and ingenious types of deriding another.

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