Accismus in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Accismus

the pretended refusal of something one strongly desires

Examples of Accismus in a sentence

An instance of accismus, the woman coyly rejected the flowers from her suitor even though she really wanted to accept. 🔊

A classic example of accismus, the fox dismissed the grapes in Aesop’s fable even though he wanted to devour them. 🔊

“Oh no, you shouldn’t have,” the hostess said with a hint of accismus right before accepting a bottle of her favorite red wine. 🔊

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