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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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  • Race was painfully complex for him, though that complexity came out at times as self-contradiction.
  • self-contradiction and neglect of inconvenient applications.
  • That's an outright self-contradiction, and they correctly called you out for it.
  • His few attempts at concreteness tend to collapse in self-contradiction.
  • Then the prosecution may attempt to impeach the defendant's testimony through the use of self-contradiction.
  • self-contradiction is a bad seed that bears relativism as its evil fruit.
  • No self-contradiction appears in the statutes to compel judicial revision.

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