Word of the Week: Litotes

Today I’m back in the realms of the rhetorical with a word whose meaning is defined (at least by my Chambers dictionary app) as follows:

Litotes

Those of you old enough to remember the former British Prime Minister John Major will recall that this is a device of which he was…well, not unfond.

John Major
Former British PM John Major was not unfond of litotes

 

Lynn is the founder and quality-maven-in-chief of Lexis Writing, a collective of expert writers creating high quality content and copy for businesses in the UK and beyond.

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