Accismus


Accismus (ak-iz’-mus): A feigned refusal of that which is earnestly desired.

I’ve wanted one of those all of my life! It’s the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen! Put it away. Take it back. Really, I’m not worth it.

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

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