Contradiction in terms



A statement that seems to contradict itself, with one part of it denying another. For example, I’ve always believed that “a poor millionaire” was a contradiction in terms. [ Late 1700s ]

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    [kon-truh-dik-shuh n] /ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; gainsaying or opposition. 2. assertion of the contrary or opposite; denial. 3. a statement or proposition that or denies another or itself and is logically incongruous. 4. direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency. 5. a contradictory act, fact, etc. /ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən/ noun 1. the act […]

  • Contradictious

    [kon-truh-dik-shuh s] /ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃəs/ adjective 1. inclined to ; disputatious. 2. Archaic. .



  • Contradictively

    [kon-truh-dik-tiv] /ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tɪv/ adjective 1. tending or inclined to ; involving contradiction; contradictory.

  • Contradictive

    [kon-truh-dik-tiv] /ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tɪv/ adjective 1. tending or inclined to ; involving contradiction; contradictory.



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