self-contradictory love



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.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • 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.

    Bob Cesca: Most Americans Are Big Government Socialists in Denial

  • So what if Avatar has a vapid lowest-common-denominator self-contradictory moralistic message?

    Will You Go See Avatar?

  • 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".

    In praise of … Ramachandra Guha | Editorial

  • 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.

    Crowd-Sourced Carbon Calculators (inspired by David Mackay) | Serendipity

  • 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.

    Sarah Palin's weird 'Sputnik' story

  • Then Krugman's famous dictum that central banks should commit to be credibly irresponsible is somewhat self-contradictory.

    Transcript: Shirakawa on Japan's Economy

  • 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'.

    News You Shouldn't Use

  • 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?

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • 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.

    Arizona governor signs immigration bill


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