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Litotes

Meaning: the use of a negative statement in order to emphasize a positive meaning.

Synonyms: understatement, phrase, analogy, expression;

Examples of Litotes
She’s not unkind.
The two concepts are not unlike each other.
I cannot say that I think you are very generous to the children.
Ferris does not have what we consider to be an exemplary attendance record.
All in all, she wasn’t a bad dancer.

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September 16, 2019

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