Figure Name dehortatio
Source Silva Rhetoricae (; (by Richard Nordquist, PhD in Rhetoric); Peacham (1593)
Earliest Source None
Synonyms dissuasion, dehortio
Etymology L. “dissuasion”
Type Chroma
Linguistic Domain Semantic

1. Dissuasive advice given with authority. (Silva Rhetoricae)

2. Dehortio, is a forme of speech opposed to Adhortatio, in respect of the use and end, and therefore the contrarie being explicated and knowne, it shall not be needfull to make any further declaration of this, considering it may be understood by the examples, use & Caution of the other contrary. (Peacham)


"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
(Winston Churchill, speech to the students of Harrow School, October 29, 1941) (Nordquist)

Kind Of Opposition
Part Of
Related Figures adhortatio, diatyposis, figures of exclamation
Confidence Unconfident
Last Editor Ashley Rose Kelly
Confidence Unconfident
Editorial Notes
Reviewed No