[ ih-nan-tee-oh-sis ]

noun,plural en·an·ti·o·ses [ih-nan-tee-oh-seez]. /ɪˌnæn tiˈoʊ siz/. Rhetoric.
  1. a figure of speech in which what is meant is the opposite of what is said; irony.

Origin of enantiosis

First recorded in 1650–60; from Greek enantíōsis “opposition, disagreement, discrepancy,” a derivative of the verb enantioûsthai “to oppose, withstand,” derivative of the adjective enantíos “opposite”; see origin at enantio-, -osis

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