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    Need a word or literary term

    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.

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    Re: Need a word or literary term

    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

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