- n. rhetorical device of pretending to refuse.
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Accismus — Ac*cis mus, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?.] (Rhet.) Affected refusal; coyness. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Accismus — is a form of irony wherein a person pretends not to want an object they truly desire once presented with it. One of many figures of refutation [http://rhetoric.byu.edu/figures/Groupings/of%20Refutation.htm] , which is itself a figure of speech.… … Wikipedia
Accismus — (v. gr.), verstellte Weigerung, etwas anzunehmen, Ziererei … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon
accismus — ▪ literature a form of irony in which a person feigns indifference to or pretends to refuse something he or she desires. The fox s dismissal of the grapes in Aesop s fable of the fox and the grapes is an example of accismus. A classic… … Universalium
accismus — noun Feigning disinterest in something while actually desiring it … Wiktionary
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