Figure Name exouthenismos
Source Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Bullinger (1898) ("exouthenismos; or, contempt")
Earliest Source None
Synonyms contempt
Etymology Gr. "scorn, contempt, disparagement"
Type Trope
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. An expression of contempt. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. An Expression of Feeling by way of Contempt... The figure is used where a speaker or writer expresses contempt of anything. (Bullinger, 911)


1. O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail! —Jeremiah 22:23 (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. See 2 Sam. 6:20. Job. 26:2. Jer. 22:23. (Bullinger, 911)

Kind Of
Part Of
Related Figures bdelygmia, irony
Notes 'Type of' doesn't seem applicable in this case.
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ioanna Malton
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No