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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 Oratorical Dictionary (1835)

by John Newland Maffitt

ASTEISM. s. polite derision. ASTER. s. A genus of flowering plants.

Google previewThe rhymers' lexicon (1971)

by Andrew Loring, George Saintsbury

Anglicanism Anglicism Anglo~Saxonism animalism animism anomalism antagonism antiquarianism aphorism aramism asceticism Asiaticism asteism asterism astigmatism ` atavism atomism Baalism babyism bacchanalianism bachelorism ...

Google previewThe law lexicon; or dictionary of jurisprudence, etc (1867)


Asteism [fr. dareioc, Gk.], in rhetoric, an ingenious irony, or polite way of deriding another. Aster, or homo aster, a resident.—Brit. 151. Asterisk, a mark in printing or writing in the ...

Google previewThe Chambers Dictionary (1998)

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 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 ...

Google previewPopular and Complete English Dictionary (1848)

Exhibiting the Pronunciation, Etymology, and Explanation of Every Word Usually Employed in Science, Literature, and Art by John Boag

AsTEIsM, fis'tè-izm, [Gr, asteios, living in a city; polite,) n. In rhetoric, genteel irony; a polite and ingenious manner of deriding another. Asrea, as tir, (Gr. aster, a star, n. A genus of plants with compound flowers. Aston Acasthus, As-tūr-ā-kān'thäs ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature. By Abraham Rees, ... with the Assistance of Eminent Professional Gentlemen. Illustrated with Numerous Engravings, by the Most Disinguished Artists. In Thirthy-nine Volumes. Vol. 1 [- 39] (1819)

ASTEISM, in Rhetorie, a genteel way of irony, or handfome way of deriding another. Such is that of Viril : “ Qui Bavium non odit, amet tua carmina Mævi.” ASTEIXIS, in Ancient Geography, a mountain of Africa, part of mount Atlas, to the south of ...

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