enantiosis

[ ih-nan-tee-oh-sis ]
/ ɪˌnæn tiˈoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural en·an·ti·o·ses [ih-nan-tee-oh-seez] /ɪˌnæn tiˈoʊ siz/. Rhetoric.

a figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said; irony.

Nearby words

  1. enanthesis,
  2. enantio-,
  3. enantiomer,
  4. enantiomorph,
  5. enantiomorphism,
  6. enantiotropy,
  7. enargite,
  8. enarthrodial,
  9. enarthrosis,
  10. enate

Origin of enantiosis

From the Greek word enantíōsis, dating back to 1650–60. See enantio-, -osis

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