ayandosu omoyenii dnt know it........... 0107 October 2011
andy chuksOxymoron is a figure of speech that combines contradictory terms. It is a combination of contradictory or incongruous words eg: cruel kindness.
Oxymoron figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side; a compressed paradox.
The common form of oxymoron involves an adjective-noun combination of two eg:
Dark light, Living dead, New Classic, Old News, act naturally, random order, original copy, conspicuous absence, found missing, alone together, criminal justice, old news, peace force, even odds, awful good, student teacher, deafening silence, Open secret (supposedly a secret but it has leaked).
Oxymoron in a Sentence
- The death of the man in an open secret.
- Nigeria was involved in a civil war.
- That building is a little bit big and pretty ugly.
- Please, I didn't kill anyone. I'm an extreme pacifist. 2008 November 2011
prince jedidiah vickyoxymoron
1657, from Gk. oxymoron, noun use of neut. of oxymoros (adj.) "pointedly foolish," from oxys "sharp" (see acrid) + moros "stupid." Rhetorical figure by which contradictory terms are conjoined so as to give point to the statement or expression; the word itself is an illustration
of the thing. Now often used loosely to mean "contradiction in terms." 0025 November 2011