Charientismus (kar-i-en-tia’-mus): Mollifying harsh words by answering them with a smooth and appeasing mock.
You keep calling me an idiot. I guess I am an idiot for hanging out with you! I’m too smart for this crap.
I think it’s time for you think about who the real idiot is.
Can I call you an idiot?
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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