Litotes

Definition of Litotes

Li´to`tes   Pronunciation: lī´tô`tēz
n.1.(Rhet.) A diminution or softening of statement for the sake of avoiding censure or increasing the effect by contrast with the moderation shown in the form of expression; a form of understatement; as, " a citizen of no mean city," that is, of an illustrious city; or, "not bad", meaning "good".

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meiosis, rhetorical device, understatement
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