Oxymoron: a combination of contradictory words.
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What is an Oxymoron?

An Oxymoron is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words, such as 'Cruel Kindness' or 'Jumbo Shrimp' (Jumbo means 'large' while Shrimp means 'small').

An oxymoron term is a literary figure of speech in which opposite or contradictory words, phrases, terms or ideas are combined to create a rhetorical effect by paradoxical means. Check out the oxymoron definition.



 Oxymoron of the Day
Oxymoron Term: Personal Computer (Technology)
Oxymoron Quote: I am not sincere, even when I say I am not. -- Jules Renard



 Favorite Oxymoron Terms
Public Opinion (Relationships)
Pretty Bad (General)
Preliminary Conclusion (General)
Practical Joke (Recreation)
Plastic Glasses (Household)
Personal Business (Business)
Perfect Mismatch (Relationships)
Pepper Cherry (Food)
Peacekeeping Force (Government & Politics)
Peace Force (Government & Politics)
One Man Show (Art)
Old Boy (Family)
Old News (General)
Objective Opinion (Relationships)
Now and Then (General)
No Means Yes (General)
No Comment (Relationships)
New and Improved (Change)
New Classic (Art)
New Used Cars (Business)
Never Generalize (General)
 New Oxymoron Terms
Relative Strangers (Relationships)
Relative Stranger (Relationships)
Trustful Lie (Relationships)
Obviously Mysterious (General)
Make History (Society & Culture)
Making History (Society & Culture)
Untold Tale (Art)
Untold Story (Art)
Group Selfie (Art)
Still Movement (Change)
Wake up the Dead (Health)
Jump Station (Business)
Tears of Happiness (Relationships)
Space Jam (Science)
Unreal Experience (Business)
Devilishly Angelic (Religion)
Perfectly Bad (General)
Horribly Good (Relationships)
Rear its Head (General)
Conspicuous Austerity (General)
Maverick Insider (Business)





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