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self-contradiction

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act, state, or fact of contradicting oneself.
  • n. An idea or statement containing contradictory elements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A statement that contains a contradiction, or a premise from which one could be derived

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of contradicting one's self or itself; repugnancy in conceptions or in terms; a proposition consisting of two members, one of which contradicts the other.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or fact of contradicting one's self: as, the self-contradiction of a witness.
  • n. A statement, proposition, or the like which is contradictory in itself, or of which the terms are mutually contradictory: as, the self-contradictions of a doctrine or an argument.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. contradicting yourself

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