- adj. Of or pertaining to an oxymoron, in which contradictory terms are combined.
- oxymoron + -ic (Wiktionary)
“Breath and vibration, breaking into this silent visual scene, suggest that something speechlike has happened to the representation of the Poet's desire, in oxymoronic tension with the "mute thoughts on the mute walls around" (120).”
“To put the words "efficiency" and the EU in the same sentence can only be described as oxymoronic or, if you like, simply moronic.”
“I was wondering what idiot coined the oxymoronic "socialist-conservative," then I saw it was you, of course, trying to put a lame liberal spin on what your socialist-loving buddies are doing down in Arizona.”
“Conservative rebel" is almost oxymoronic, which is why William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan stood out so much.”
“The term is kind of oxymoronic, since it is clear that by resorting to war and to threats of war, and by squandering unprecedented sums of money on the military, eight years of bellicosity has not made the nation more secure.”
“The word 'real' and Beverly Hills are kind of oxymoronic,'' he says over the phone.”
“It seems kind of oxymoronic to describe geologic time in terms of "boom and bust" cycles, just as it seems kind of ridiculous to discuss an apparently suicidal planet that has managed to stick on for some 4.5 billion years.”
“India and US however have denied the claim as an "oxymoronic" and pathetic effort to get back at India and divert attention from the 26 / 11 investigations.”
“As an 'oxymoronic' :) neolibertarian, I would have thought that intervention would be quite easy to justify: Mugabe or rather the coterie behind him) is engaging in things that even Stalinists might find hard to justify...”
“I know, I know, you’re thinking, “But John, aren’t ‘Liberal Mormon’ and ‘Mormon Intellectual’ kind of oxymoronic?””
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