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li•to•tes



Pronunciation: (lī'tu-tēz", lit'u-, lī-tō'tēz), [key]
n.,
pl. -tes.
Rhet.
understatement, esp. that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.” Cf. hyperbole.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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