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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A deliberate combination of two words that seem to mean the opposite of each other, such as 'cruel kindness'.

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  • Is "jumbo shrimp" an oxymoron?
  • These are two opposites - so you could say the word oxymoron is an oxymoron!
  • You spend 50 bucks for a tank of gas just to go hunt and you miss that big one, so how oxymoron is that!
  • Okaayyy – an oxymoron is basically expressing two separate thoughts or ideas that are in direct conflict with each other. for more
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