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Definition of the noun Asteism

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  1. Polite irony; a genteel and ingenious manner of deriding another.

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Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

ASTEISM, in Rhetoric, a genteel irony, or handsome way of deriding another. Such, e. gr. is that of Virgil: ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

ASTEISM, in rhetoric, a pleasant kind of irony , ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

by Allied Chambers

assoil 94 asteism or something said; a relationship between the EU and certain other countries, eg in Africa and the Caribbean, being more than just a trade agreement bul with the associated members not enjoying membership of the EU.

Google previewThe Law Lexicon Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1867)

Explaining the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of English Law... by J.J.S. WHARTON

Asteism [ff- (im'cioc, Gk.], in rhetoric ...

Google previewPhreno-mnemotechnic Dictionary (1844)

Being a Philosophical Classification of All the Homophonic Words of the English Language; Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific and Technical Homophonic Words to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-mnemotechnic Principles by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud

• 0103 — Asteism.

Google previewAcrostic Dictionary (1884)

Containing More Than Thirty Thousand Words with the Initials and Finals Alphabetically Arranged by Philippa M. Pearson

Accumulation Abolitionism Arm Accusation Absenteeism Arum Acidiůcation Absolutism Asteism Acorn Abysm Asylum Acquisition Acclaim Atheism Action Accustom Atticism Acumen Addeem Axiom Adaptation Addendum Addition Adaibaum ...

Google previewEnglish-Norwegian Dictionary (1887)

by Ivar Christian Sommerschild Geelmuyden

asteism, aste-izm, s, Rhet, fin pot assonant, ...

Google previewPrinceton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (2015)

by Alex Preminger, Frank J. Warnke, O. B. Hardison Jr.

asteism and charientism (forms of the joke) ; chleuasm (mockery); mycterism (the sneer); mimesis (imitation, especially for the sake of ...

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Scrabble value of A1S1T1E1I1S1M3

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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