from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of statements that contradict themselves, ultimately logically corrupting the statement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Contradicting one's self or itself.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Contradicting or inconsistent with itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
- adj. in disagreement
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Until I see you even once denounce the shrieky eliminationism that is the stock-in-trade of your political coreligionists -- some examples are compiled here, and there are several more recent ones -- I, for one, can do without your Pecksniffian faux-outrage about a throwaway and self-contradictory Twitter comment.
Put another way, this self-contradictory assassin is actually more of a Marxist than McCollum, who actually wants to end frivolous government spending on, you know, stock car races.
So what if Avatar has a vapid lowest-common-denominator self-contradictory moralistic message?
Both men like to engage audiences wider than the nearest senior common room; both have a pronounced impishness; and neither shirks from controversy Guha has described the polemics of Arundhati Roy as "ventures into social science … self-regarding and self-indulgent … and also self-contradictory".
The trick is to establish just enough consistency an immediate analysis task – attempts to build a consistent map of human knowledge are doomed because human knowledge itself is messy, contingent, and often self-contradictory.
Even better -- her argument sounds like an implicit vindication of Reagan, but that really just makes it either self-contradictory or hostile to Reagan's legacy.
Then Krugman's famous dictum that central banks should commit to be credibly irresponsible is somewhat self-contradictory.
Then there are the characters who inhabit the pages, such as the bibulous hack Lunchtime O'Booze and Glenda Slag, a parody of many a female newspaper columnist whose opinions are as fickle and self-contradictory as her readers'.
There's much about Grossman's analysis that is self-contradictory: If reading quickly will be encouraged by electronic reading, why would novels get longer?
You people are making self-contradictory arguments ... and that's generally considered a sign that your position is based on something irrational, like fear, anger or even racism, as opposed to well researched and supportable reasoning.
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