Paralipsis

Definition of Paralipsis (Rhetorical Device)

Paralipsis is an act of pretense where what the speaker pretends not to mention is at the same time really affirmed or insinuated: thus, “I say nothing of your midnight debaucheries, I pass over your riotous and indecorous conduct.”

Paralipsis is the Greek term for Apophasis
Paralipsis is the Greek term for Apophasis

Paralipsis is the alternative Greek term for Apophasis. For comprehensive studies and practical examples, See ApophasisOpens in new window