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double negative

noun [C] uk   us  
the use of two negatives (= words that mean "no") in the same phrase or sentence: The phrase "a not unfamiliar situation" is an example of a double negative.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重否定…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双重否定…
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