Paraleipsis definition

parəlīpsis
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A rhetorical device in which a point is stressed by suggesting that it is too obvious or well-known to mention, as in the phrase, “not to mention the expense involved”
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(rhetoric, linguistics) A figure of speech in which one pretends to ignore or omit something by actually mentioning it, as in: "I will not speak of my adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice".
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Origin of paraleipsis

  • From Ancient Greek παράλειψις (paraleipsis, “omission"), from παραλείπω (paraleipō, “I pass over"), from παρά (para, “by, near") + λείπω (leipō, “I leave").

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