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(Edebiyat) oksimoron

İnsani bombardıman ifadesi bir oksimorondur. - The phrase humanitarian bombing is an oxymoron.

plural of oxymoron
Oxymoron çoğul
Englisch - Englisch
A paradoxical juxtaposition of two seemingly contradictory words
A contradiction in terms
A figure of speech in which two words with opposing meanings are used together intentionally for effect

Serv'd only to discover sights of woe.

the deliberate placement of two contradictory words side by side for effect [top]
conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')
A condensed form of paradox in which two contradictory words are used together, as in "sweet sorrow" or "original copy " See also paradox
Meaning established by the association of incongruous or contradictory words Ex: "Military Intelligence" "Silent scream" "Cafeteria food"
a figure of speech which yokes two contradictory terms
The conjunction of words which, at first view, seem to be contradictory or incongruous, but whose surprising juxtaposition expresses a truth or dramatic effect, such as, cool fire, deafening silence, wise folly, etc Sidelight: An oxymoron is similar to a paradox, but more compact, usually consisting of just two successive words (See also Catachresis, Enallage, Malapropism, Mixed Metaphor, Synesthesia)
A figure of speech in which two words of opposing meanings are used together to express two contrasting qualities in one concept
A rhetorical antithesis -- "wise fool" " eloquent silence", "jumbo shrimp" Apparently contradictory terms are grouped together and suggest a paradox
/ apparent paradox achieved by the juxtaposition of words which seem to contradict one another *I must be cruel only to be kind Shakespeare, Hamlet (A Glossary of Rhetorical Terms with Examples, Ross Scaife)
{i} expression composed of combined contrasts (e.g. "thunderous silence")
Combination of two terms usually considered opposites, eg bitter-sweet
a figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory elements, as in "wise fool" ("sophomore") Close Window
- a condensed form of paradox in which two contradictory words are used together
A figure in which an epithet of a contrary signification is added to a word; e
A paradox reduced to two words, usually in an adjective-noun ("eloquent silence") or adverb-adjective ("inertly strong") relationship, and is used for effect, to emphasize contrasts, incongruities, hypocrisy, or simply the complex nature of reality Examples: wise fool, ignorantly learned, laughing sadness, pious hate
Not what you think - you can look it up if you don't know You'll find it boringly interesting
– A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined
cruel kindness; laborious idleness
If you describe a phrase as an oxymoron, you mean that what it refers to combines two opposite qualities or ideas and therefore seems impossible. This has made many Americans conclude that business ethics is an oxymoron. a deliberate combination of two words that seem to mean the opposite of each other, such as 'cruel kindness' (oxys + moros )
the juxtaposition of incongruous or contradictory terms
Of or pertaining to an oxymoron, in which contradictory terms are combined
Alternative plural of oxymoron
plural of oxymoron



    Türkische aussprache



    /ˌäkˈsēˈmôrän/ /ˌɑːkˈsiːˈmɔːrɑːn/


    [ "äk-si-'mOr-"än, -'m ] (noun.) 1657. From 5th century Latin oxymoron, from Ancient Greek ὀξύς (oxus, “sharp”) (English oxy-, as in oxygen) + μωρός (mōros, “dull”) (English moron (“stupid person”)). Literally “sharp-dull”, itself an oxymoron, hence autological; compare sophomore (literally “wise fool”), influenced by similar analysis. The compound form *ὀξύμωρον (oxumōron) is not found in the extant Greek sources.OED: