Re: antonym for hyperbole

Subject: Re: antonym for hyperbole
From: Matt Ion <soundy -at- NEXTLEVEL -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 10:14:24 -0800

On Wed, 5 Jun 1996 07:01:48 MDT, Miki Magyar wrote:

>dull
>mil-spec
>lackluster
>prosaic
>understated
>London Times style
>stuffy
>flat

>and I'm sure I'll think of the best one just after I've sent this...

The catch is, "hyperbole" refers specifically to an *intentionally
obvious* exaggeration ("if I've told you once, I've told you a million
times, DON'T EXAGGERATE!") Seems to me that a suitable antonym should
be equally obvious.



Your friend and mine,
Matt
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