Meaning of anthorism in English:


Pronunciation /ˈanθərɪz(ə)m/


rare Rhetoric
  • A description or definition that counters that given by an opposing party; the action of countering the opposing party in this way.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Noah Webster (1758–1843), lexicographer. From Hellenistic Greek ἀνθορισμός counter-definition from ἀνθορίζειν to make a counter-definition (from ancient Greek ἀνθ-, variant (before an aspirate) of ἀντι- + ὁρίζειν to define) + -ισμός.