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Socratic irony

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noun
  1. pretended ignorance in discussion.
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Origin of Socratic irony

First recorded in 1870–75
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Socratic irony

noun
  1. philosophy a means by which the pretended ignorance of a skilful questioner leads the person answering to expose his own ignorance
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