- n. perhaps nonstandard An instance of litotes.
- Backformation from litotes, perhaps with influence from corresponding forms in other languages. (Wiktionary)
“An example of a litote is saying "not bad" when something is especially well done.”
“Having witnessed and begun to process two consecutive rounds of White House turnaround this week, European observers seem to have reached a set of conclusions not dissimilar - note the litote, for it is not irrelevant - from those we have arrived at here.”
“Jean-Pierre Balpe, prix de la litote pour Willer ou la trahison de Jérôme Olinon en 2000, etc.).”
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