self-contradiction

noun
self-con·​tra·​dic·​tion | \ ˌself-ˌkän-trə-ˈdik-shən How to pronounce self-contradiction (audio) \

Definition of self-contradiction

1 : contradiction of oneself
2 : a self-contradictory statement or proposition

First Known Use of self-contradiction

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-contradiction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-contradiction. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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