Litotes

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Litotes is a form of understatement which uses the denied opposite of a word to weaken or soften a message. Examples: That's not bad. (instead of: That's good/great.)Boats aren't easy to find in the...

Litotes is a form of understatement which uses the denied opposite of a word to weaken or soften a message.

Examples: That's not bad. (instead of: That's good/great.)
Boats aren't easy to find in the dark. (instead of: Boats are hard/difficult to find in the dark.)

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