Oxymoron

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Is this a oxymoron???

Is silent radio a oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/19/2017 - 23:52
Oxymorons

My friend has a sister that said, "I'm so humble! I'm the most humble person in the world!!!!!!" Then my friend goes, "And you're a walking oxymoron." Then her sister goes, "MOM! She called me a MORON!!"
So funny... ^^

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:35
nice meme

ebin meme

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 23:31
Empty Joy

Is that a oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 23:07
Perfectly Imperfect Is that

Perfectly Imperfect
Is that Oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/16/2017 - 17:14
oxymoron?????

is "im ready to suffer and im ready to hope" one?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 06:32
Are These Good Examples of Oxymorons, by Any Chance?

"Sickly sweet"
"Hellish paradise"
"Honorable treachery"
"Blinding darkness"
"Successful failures"
"Failed successes"

Also, can an oxymoron ever take place as a complete sentence with proper subject-verb correlations? Thus far I have only observed oxymorons as purely adjectives, or adjectives followed by a related noun, i.e. "bittersweet" and "deafening silence" respectively.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 06:27
Is this an Oxymoron?

"trampled calmly"

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 18:56
violent farewell

is this an oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 22:52
It seems like a good oxymoron

It seems like a good oxymoron gets away with using ambiguous language to create extra meaning.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 02/18/2017 - 20:34
No, not really

Though, I suppose you could argue that it is because typically, you would imagine a farewell to be good-natured. I think a better example would be welcoming farewell.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 03:31
Bittersweet???

Bittersweet???

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 16:22
Yes

Yes it is

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 01/23/2017 - 04:29
Small crowd, deep pockets.

Is this an oxy?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/31/2016 - 23:14
Oxymoron

I think small crowd would be an oxymoron as 'crowd' generally refers to a large group of people. However, I'm not certain about deep pockets.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 01:30
help please

silent corpses?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 05:45
technically, no

an oxymoron is two opposites used side by side to describe the same thing. like "jumbo shrimp" or "little value"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 15:50
No, this is not an oxymoron.

No, this is not an oxymoron.

Examples:

The living dead
Deafening silence

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 09/26/2016 - 00:24
Smile with tears .... an oxymoron ?

Smile with tears .... an oxymoron ?

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/14/2016 - 09:47
Sadly, I have actually seen

Sadly, I have actually seen this done... so, no.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 07:17
"The Sound of Silence"

Is "The Sound of Silence" an oxymoron? It is my favorite song btw. Team Redefining Dance (A.K.A Nyle and Peta- pro dancer and deaf male model) danced to it on DWTS this season. They were awesome!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 01:03
Re: "The Sound of Silence"

Yes, it is

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 04:25
"Filled with the absence of respect"

An oxy moron?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 07/20/2016 - 02:04
yes

yes

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 19:00
OMFG

I been thinking about that phrase "hello darkness my old friend" during weeks not knowing where it came from...

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 01:52
true myth

true myth

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:50
is "ay me, sad hours seem

is "ay me, sad hours seem long.
Was that my father that went hence so fast?" an oxymoron

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 01:01
Is " we hurt one another

Is " we hurt one another because we've been hurt" a oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 01:10
Is "it filled her dear heart full of joy" an oxymoron

Is "it filled her dear heart full of joy" an oxymoron

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 18:34
No

You need a word to contradict joy. The term 'dear heart' doesn't contradict joy because that simply means courageous, admired as loveable or loyal. Maybe something along the lines of 'It filled her heart with miserable joy'.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/28/2016 - 23:20
Your silence clamors my ears

Your silence clamors my ears

IS THIS AN OXYMORON?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 02:58
No

"Loud silence" is an oxymoron. The point is to have two words that are opposite in meaning from each other with one being used to describe/modify the other.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 17:12
YEP

YES it does

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/18/2016 - 12:58
yes

it is, because silence 'clamours' are the two contrary subjects you used together

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/27/2016 - 17:30
Is this an Oxymoron?

"Unhappily recognizing small heroes"

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 02:22
Yes. "Small heroes" is an

Yes. "Small heroes" is an oxymoron.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 01:58
is this an oxymoron?

black jubilation

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 09:43
Oxymoron

Conflict between words that make sense like the Great Depression

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 03/04/2016 - 19:16
eg

Bitter sweet

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/15/2016 - 22:17
oxymoron

is "perfect desolation" an oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 02:20
Oximoron

A sweetly dreadful smile

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/30/2015 - 04:05
Oxymoron

An honest politician

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 23:16
True though

True though

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/09/2016 - 08:25
Is this an oxymoron

'Bigger is better thinner is better'

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 09:32
Microsoft Works

Microsoft Works

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 01:25
Sarcasm?!

Are you being sarcastic to Microsoft or what?! (>_<)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/19/2016 - 15:43
lol happily

lol happily married tho

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 07:21
wow

lmao woowwwww -_-

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:15
oxymoronic syntax

The two-word oxymoron is the most concentrated form of oxymoronic syntax, but the oxymoronic tension is present to some degree in every sentence and argument which is not literal--that is, it is transparently representative of something that it is not; but our idiomatic, non-critical language habits camouflage metaphoric tensions that are not blatant. Many people find poetry and scripture full of oxymoronic tensions that are so profound that they cannot articulate their intellectual frustrations; but that is precisely how language forces the intellect to grow. The psychological challenge is to maintain a working relationship with the spell of the sensuous and the conventions of usage and spelling.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 03:09
oxymoron

My favorite is 'neo-darwinian logic' because it's what one gets by crossing an ox with a moron, a stubborn fool.

My second favorite is 'government work.'

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 05:23

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