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apophasis

noun apoph·a·sis \ə-ˈpä-fə-səs\

Definition of APOPHASIS

:  the raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it (as in we won't discuss his past crimes)
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Origin of APOPHASIS

Late Latin, repudiation, from Greek, denial, negation, from apophanai to deny, from apo- + phanai to say — more at ban
First Known Use: 1657

Other Literature Terms

bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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