Charientismus (kar-i-en-tia’-mus): Mollifying harsh words by answering them with a smooth and appeasing mock.
This is the fourth time today that you’ve had something disrespectful to say to me. But hey, who’s counting?
Do it one more time and I’m going home.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)