Another Neologism

Uncle AndrewUncle Andrew
Filed under: @ 2:09 pm

I happen to like words that are derived from their more commonly-used opposite number. For instance: choate, meaning complete, perfectly formed, final, etc., derived from the far more common inchoate.

In this same vein, I offer you hypobole, a figure of speech in which one severely underemphasizes something for effect.

I’m still working on an example. Feel free to offer your own.

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