adjective see oxymoron

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  • oxymoronic — oxymoron ► NOUN ▪ a figure of speech or expressed idea in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g. bittersweet). DERIVATIVES oxymoronic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek oxum ros pointedly foolish …   English terms dictionary

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  • oxymoronic — adjective /ɒk.siˈmɔː(ɹ).ɒn.ɪk,ˌɑk.si.mɔˈɹɑ.nɪk,ˌɑk.si.məˈɹɑ.nɪk/ Of or pertaining to an oxymoron, in which contradictory terms are combined …   Wiktionary

  • oxymoronic — ox·y·mo·ron·ic …   English syllables

  • oxymoronic — adjective see oxymoron …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxymoron — oxymoronic /ok see meuh ron ik/, adj. /ok si mawr on, mohr /, n., pl. oxymora / mawr euh, mohr euh/. Rhet. a figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self contradictory effect, as in cruel kindness or to make haste… …   Universalium

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  • oxymoron — noun (plural oxymora) Etymology: Late Greek oxymōron, from neuter of oxymōros pointedly foolish, from Greek oxys sharp, keen + mōros foolish Date: 1657 a combination of contradictory or incongruous words (as cruel kindness); broadly something (as …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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