Daily Archives: June 20, 2010

Enantiosis

Enantiosis (e-nan-ti-o’-sis): Using opposing or contrary descriptions together, typically in a somewhat paradoxical manner.

Her generosity was awe inspiring. But the greed of the countless people who took advantage of her was disgusting. It’s amazing how one person’s virtue can feed another person’s vice.

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)