Interested in Language
What is the term that describes labeling/describing/naming something the opposite of what it is? An example of what I mean is calling a tall, large man "Tiny."
Thanks in advance for your help.
What about antiphrasis?
ANTIPHRASIS: Use of an expression where its exact opposite would be appropriate. Antiphrasis usually is intended to produce an ironic or humorous effect. Examples: a bald man called "Curly" or a tall fat man called "Tiny." Source A Selected Glossary of Publishing & Literary Terms