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  1. An oxymoron is a figure of speech containing words that seem to contradict each other. It's often referred to as a contradiction in terms. As with other rhetorical devices, oxymorons are used for .
  2. Oxymoron, a word or group of words that is self-contradicting, as in bittersweet or plastic glass. Oxymorons are similar to such other devices as paradox and antithesis and are often used in poetry and other literature. One of the most famous examples of the use of oxymorons is the following speech.
  3. Mar 06,  · An oxymoron is a figure of speech, usually one or two words, in which seemingly contradictory terms appear side by side. This contradiction is also known as a paradox. Writers and poets have used it for centuries as a literary device to describe life's inherent conflicts and incongruities.
  4. Synonyms for oxymoron include paradox, contradiction, absurdity, anomaly, enigma, incongruity, inconsistency, mystery, oddity and puzzle. Find more similar words at.
  5. Tropus, kterému říkáme oxymóron (česky protimluv), je spojení slov, která si navzájem odporují nebo se vylučují.. Slovo oxymóron. Oxymóron zaujme už svou etymologií. Tento termín je totiž odvozen od řeckých výrazů oxys (ostrý) a moros (tupý).. Při skloňování tohoto slova bychom si měli dát pozor na to, že se kvůli svému řeckému původu skloňuje podle vzoru.
  6. A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist. [Greek (attested only in Latin sources) oxumōron, an expression that is witty because paradoxical, from neuter of *oxumōros, pointedly foolish: Greek oxus, sharp, keen; see oxygen + mōros, dull, foolish.].
  7. May 12,  · Historically, an oxymoron was "a paradox with a point", or "pointedly foolish: a witty saying, the more pointed from being paradoxical or seemingly absurd" at first glance. Its deliberate purpose was to underscore a point or to draw attention to a concealed point.
  8. An Oxymoron is two words, or a compound word, with contradictory definitions. The most commonly-used example of an oxymoron is 'jumbo shrimp,' as a shrimp is .
  9. oxymoron The genre of 'historical fiction' is an oxymoron to begin with. From the Cambridge English Corpus The oxymoron 'logic plus control' expresses the abnegation of such a natural identification.

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