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self-contradiction

[self-kon-truh-dik-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlfˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself.
2.
a statement containing contradictory elements.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60
Related forms
self-contradicting, adjective
self-contradictory, adjective
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