What is another word for nisus?

122 synonyms found


[ nˈɪsəs], [ nˈɪsəs], [ n_ˈɪ_s_ə_s]

How to use "Nisus" in context?

What is nisus?

Nisus is Latin for "a perception, a sensation, an awareness." It is also the name of a category of rhetorical figures. Nisus figures involve an objection, a rejoinder, or a comparison that turns the tables on an opponent.

Nisus figures often arise in debate or court cases. They can be used to further the argument, to draw attention to an opponent's flaw, or to highlight a common ground.

In writing, nisus can be used to create sparks of creativity or to take readers on a provocative journey.

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