contradiction in terms

Definition of contradiction in terms

  1. :  a phrase that contains words which have very different or opposite meanings I think “working vacation” is a contradiction in terms.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  act or an instance of contradicting

    :  a proposition, statement, or phrase that asserts or implies both the truth and falsity of something

    :  a statement or phrase whose parts contradict each other

termplay terms
  1. :  end, termination

    :  a point in time assigned to something (such as a payment)

    :  the time at which a pregnancy of normal length terminates

  1. :  to apply a term to :  call, name

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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