what is it called when you say something but mean something else?

what is it called when you say something but mean something else?

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  1. This is known as irony.  Irony is an expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite meaning, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

    For example: When a politician states “My poll numbers are through the roof!” while being deeply unpopular.

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