Re: needed: antonym for hyperbole

Subject: Re: needed: antonym for hyperbole
From: Len Olszewski <saslpo -at- UNX -dot- SAS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 3 Jun 1996 16:14:03 GMT

In article <H000054605944721 -at- MHS>, Karen Otto
<KAREN_OTTO -at- hp-spokane-om2 -dot- om -dot- hp -dot- com> writes:
|> Item Subject: cc:Mail Text
|> We're looking for an antyonym for hyperbole
|>
|> Any ideas?
|>
|> TIA,
|> Karen o.
|> karen_otto -at- hp-spokane-om2 -dot- om -dot- hp -dot- com

Though it isn't a word in common usage, the term for deliberate
understatement is litotes. Usage I know about is more in the context of
a literary mechanism, device, or figure of speech. However, there you
have it.

Cordially,
--
Len Olszewski My opinions; you go get your own.
saslpo -at- unx -dot- sas -dot- com

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