Latin definition for: antiphrasis, antiphrasis


  • declension: 3rd declension
  • gender: feminine


  1. use of a word in a sense opposite to its proper meaning
  • Age: Late, post-classical (3rd-5th centuries)
  • Area: Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Literature, Schools
  • Geography: All or none
  • Frequency: Having only single citation in Oxford Latin Dictionary or Lewis + Short
  • Source: Lewis & Short, “A Latin Dictionary”, 1879 (Lewis & Short)

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