Do we, as humans…have the right to take the lives of other sentient organisms…when we are not forced to do so by hunger or dietary need, but rather for the frivolous reason that we like the taste of meat? In essence, shouldn't we know better?
—Peter Cheeke
A figure of speech in which a positive is stated by negating its opposite. Some examples of litotes: no small victory, not a bad idea, not unhappy. Litotes is the opposite of hyperbole.