- oxymoron (n.)
- 1650s, from Greek oxymoron, noun use of neuter of oxymoros (adj.) "pointedly foolish," from oxys "sharp" (see acrid) + moros "stupid" (see moron). 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." Related: Oxymoronic.
- 1. This has made many Americans conclude that business ethics is an oxymoron.
- 2. Or with Bush filling the slot, is that an oxymoron?
- 或者,当布什窜升首位的时候, 大家只不过希望这是一种“矛盾修辞法”?
- 3. It may sound like an oxymoron but money has its Achilles'heel.
- 4. They thought such a book an oxymoron.
- 5. Manyconnoisseurs in other Chinese cities would say great Shanghai cooking is an oxymoron.
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