contradiction in terms
Definition of contradiction in terms
: 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
: 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
: a word or expression that has a precise meaning in some uses or is peculiar to a science, art, profession, or subject
: expression of a specified kind
: a limited or definite extent of time
: to apply a term to : call, name
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