charientism
An artfully veiled insult

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • charientism — CHARIENTÍSM s.n. Figură de stil reprezentând o ironie fină, care nu vrea să indispună. [pron. şa ri en tism. / < fr. charientisme, cf. gr. charientismos – glumă, spirit]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 08.12.2004. Sursa: DN  CHARIENTÍSM /şa / s. n.… …   Dicționar Român

  • charientism — noun A figure of speech wherein a taunting expression is softened by a jest; an insult veiled in grace …   Wiktionary

  • charientism — …   Useful english dictionary

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