Meaning of apophasis


Pronunciation: (u-pof'u-sis), [key]
— n. Rhet.
  1. denial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as “I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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