Re: needed: antonym for hyperbole

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
XIV, xxii
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