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Noun Concept
Categories: Rhetorical techniques, Rhetoric stubs, Figures of speech
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antiphrasis
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The use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony) WordNet 3.0
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The use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense (especially in irony) WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
Antiphrasis is the rhetorical device of saying the opposite of what is actually meant in such a way that it is obvious what the true intention is. Wikipedia
Use of a word or phrase in a sense not in accord with its literal meaning, especially for ironic or humorous effect. Wiktionary
Use of a word or phrase in a sense not in accord with its literal meaning. Wiktionary (translation)
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