the use of a word in a sense opposite to its proper meaning.
(rhetoric) the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal one, esp for ironic effect
1530s, from Latin antiphrasis, from Greek antiphrasis, from antiphrazein “to express (something) by the opposite,” from anti- (see anti-) + phrazein “to consider, to express” (see phrase (n.)).
(in the Iliad) a Trojan ally, the son of Talaemenes and a nymph. a Greek commander who sailed from Troy with Odysseus and was devoured by Polyphemus. Historical Examples But at him Antiphus, of the varied corslet, the son of Priam, took aim through the crowd with a sharp spear. The Iliad of Homer (1873) […]
antiplasmin antiplasmin an·ti·plas·min (ān’tē-plāz’mĭn, ān’tī-) n. A substance that inhibits or prevents the effects of plasmin. Also called antifibrinolysin.
allaying or preventing the growth of new tissue.
the illegal practice of trespassing on another’s property to hunt or steal game without the landowner’s permission. any encroachment on another’s property, rights, ideas, or the like.