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.



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I'm Speechless (Relationships)
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Unknown (General)
Fixed Variable (Mathematics)
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Unclassified (General)
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Edible Gold (Food)
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Skinny Fat (Family)
Relative Strangers (Relationships)
Relative Stranger (Relationships)
Trustful Lie (Relationships)





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