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  1. contradiction in termsnoun

    Synonyms:
    oxymoron, contradiction

  2. contradiction in termsnoun

    A phrase or expression in which the component words contradict one another, often unintentionally, or are claimed to do so when seen from a particular point of view.

    A miniature giant is a contradiction in terms.

    Synonyms:
    contradiction, oxymoron

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradiction, contradiction in termsnoun

    (logic) a statement that is necessarily false

    "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"

    Synonyms:
    contradiction

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  1. Julius Henry Marx:

    Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

  2. Heiko Maas:

    Europe has proved to the world that multilateralism and sovereignty are not a contradiction in terms, on the contrary, in a world faced with immense global problems, we can only safeguard sovereignty if we work together.

  3. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.

  4. Niall MacDermot:

    'State intelligence,' like 'military intelligence' and 'woman friend,' is a contradiction in terms.

  5. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore.

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