paraleipsis

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A figure of speech in which one pretends to ignore or omit something by actually mentioning it

Example:- I won't mention the difficulty of finding good definitions for old-fashioned words.

A pretended or apparent omission; a figure by which a speaker artfully pretends to pass by what he really mentions; as, for example, if an orator should say, "I do not speak of my adversary's scandalous venality and rapacity, his brutal conduct, his treachery and malice
paraleipsis

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    par·a·leip·sis

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    Etymologie

    () From Ancient Greek παράλειψις (paraleipsis, “omission”) from παραλείπω (paraleipō, “I pass over”) from παρά (para, “by, near”) + λείπω (leipō, “I leave”).

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