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Subject:Re: needed: antonym for hyperbole From:DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 7 Jun 1996 21:16:11 -0400
Joanna Sheldon writes:
>How about something a little more common? I suggest "understatement".
I would take "understatement" to be an antonym for "exaggeration". Shouldn't
the antonym for a term in formal logic itself be a term in formal logic?
"For all a rhetorician's rules/Teach him but to name his tools"
David (the unrhetorical idiot) Ibbetson
David Ibbetson, Ontario, Canada ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com
When a rich man is fallen, he hath many helpers: he speaketh things not to
be spoken, and yet men justify him: the poor man slipped, and yet they
rebuked him too; he spake wisely, and could have no place --- Ecclesiasticus
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