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- n. A figure of speech whereby something is given less importance by the name given it than it merits.
From Latin tăpīnōsis ("depreciation"), from Ancient Greek τᾰπείνωσις (tapeinosis, "lowering"), from ταπείνωσις (tapeinos, "low") (Wiktionary)
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