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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?
|> 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
Len Olszewski My opinions; you go get your own.
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