Antonyms for hyperbole

Subject: Antonyms for hyperbole
From: Karen Otto <KAREN_OTTO -at- HP-SPOKANE-OM2 -dot- OM -dot- HP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 1996 09:24:41 -0600

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After reading both a request for a summary of responses, and a request
to stop this thread, I have chosen to post a list of responses. I feel
that enough people were sufficiently interested to warrant this. If
there had been very few responses, and very many 'off-topic' comments,
I would not post this message.

I posted the request for a colleague who was searching for a word. It
is not going into any manual that I know of. (We don't often discuss
hyperbole in user guides)

'Meiosis' is the word my colleague way trying to remember (thanks,

'Understatement' was the most popular response.

softsell fact hypobole
honest truth reality gross understatement
not! drivel self-effacement
conservative penury dull
understated litotes meiosis
dull mil-spec lackluster
prosaic stuffy London Times style

thanks for your help.


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