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Word of the Day 02/08/18 Paralipsis

Paralipsis (noun)
paralipsis [par-uh-lip-sis]


noun, plural paralipses [par-uh-lip-seez]. Rhetoric.
1. the suggestion, by deliberately concise treatment of a topic, that much of significance is being omitted, as in “not to mention other faults.”.

Also, paraleipsis, paralepsis.

Also called preterition.


Origin: 1580-90; < Late Latin paralīpsis < Greek paráleipsis an omitting, equivalent to paraleíp(ein) to leave on one side (para- para- + leípein to leave) + -sis -sis

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