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General dictionaries General (32 matching dictionaries)
  1. litotes: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. litotes: Oxford Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. litotes: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. litotes: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. litotes: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. litotes: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Litotes, litotes: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. litotes: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. litotes: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. litotes: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. litotes: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. Litotes, litotes: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. litotes: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  14. Litotes: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  15. Litotes: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. litotes: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  17. litotes: Rhymezone [home, info]
  18. Litotes: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  19. litotes: Stammtisch Beau Fleuve Acronyms [home, info]
  20. litotes: Hutchinson's Dictionary of Difficult Words [home, info]
  21. Litotes: 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
  22. litotes: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. litotes: Hutchinson Dictionaries [home, info]
  24. litotes: The Phrontistery - A Dictionary of Obscure Words [home, info]
  25. litotes: Luciferous Logolepsy [home, info]
  26. litotes: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  27. litotes: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  28. litotes: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  29. litotes: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  30. litotes: Worthless Word For The Day [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (6 matching dictionaries)
  1. litotes: Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric [home, info]
  2. Litotes: Glossary of English Grammar Terms [home, info]
  3. Litotes: Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples [home, info]
  4. litotes: Linguistic Glossary [home, info]
  5. Litotes: A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices [home, info]
  6. LITOTES: Bobs Byway OF POETIC TERMS [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. litotes: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. litotes: A Word A Day [home, info]
  2. litotes: Wordcraft Dictionary [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. litotes: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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noun:  understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary) ("Saying `I was not a little upset' when you mean `I was very upset' is an example of litotes")

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