Socratic irony

[ suh-krat-ik ahy-ruh-nee, ahy er-, soh- ]

noun
  1. pretended ignorance in discussion.

Origin of Socratic irony

1
First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for Socratic irony

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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