Antiphrasis nedir? Rhetorical device olarak antiphrasis kullanımı ve örnekleri. Euphemism olarak antiphrasis kullanımı.

Antiphrasis nedir?

Antiphrasis is the rhetorical device of saying the opposite of what is actually meant.

That the opposite is meant is intended to be obvious.

Some authors treat antiphrasis as merely a synonym for irony.

Antıphrasıs as euphemısm

Some euphemisms are antiphrases, such as “Eumenides” ‘the gracious ones’ to mean the Erinyes, deities of vengeance.


  • “Take your time, we’ve got all day”, meaning “hurry up, we don’t have all day”.
  • “Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly” appears to be an invitation, but is in fact a threat.
  • “Tell me about it”, in the sense of “don’t bother, I already know”.


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