contradictio in adjecto

con·​tra·​dic·​tio in ad·​jec·​to | \ ˌkän‧trəˈdiktē(ˌ)ōˌinädˈyek(ˌ)tō, -ˈdikshē(ˌ)ōˌinaˈjek- \
plural contradictiones in adjecto\ ˌ⸗⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈōˌnēz-​ \

Definition of contradictio in adjecto

: contradiction in terms

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New Latin, literally, contradiction in what is added

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