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  asymétrie
  asymétrique
  asyndète
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  asyntaxique
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  athématique
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atténuateur1

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atténuateur1

Eng    downgrader, hedge, mitigator

nMS

Synonym(s): adoucisseur

Related term(s): atténuation, politesse

Domain: Pragmatics

Source(s): Ducrot & Schaeffer 1995: 449 (ex.: "un peu" vs. "peu" où "un" est un atténuateur); Fernandez 1994: 183-184; Moeschler & Reboul 1994: 377 (enclosure)


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  double cross
  double-base transformation
  double-compound
  double-object construction
  doublet
  doubling
  downdrift
downgrader
  downgrading
  downstep
  doxa
  drawl1
  drawl2
  drill
  drum

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