Oxymoron

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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
Love you with a cold heart

is "Love you with a cold heart" an oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 18:48
oxymoron?

id say so, because it also can mean a real thing, like love someone, but with a "cold" feeling. (no feeling) so it couldn't be paradox, id say oxymoron is correct.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/28/2015 - 02:12
Is perfect storm an oxymoron?

Is perfect storm an oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:24
is perfect storm an oxymoron

no, some people enjoy storms and they aren't known for being disliked

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 20:10
Found missing

Good example.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:27
Bittersweet

Here's one.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 19:26
Example

Agnostic church

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:36
Oxymoron

anarcho-capitalism, anarcho-statism, privatized socialism, regulated neoliberalism, deregulated communism

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/05/2015 - 05:07
oxymoron

schoolboy q has an album called oxymoron

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 23:27
Good Examples of Oxymorons

Great Depression
Jumbo shrimp
Cruel to be kind
Pain for pleasure
Clearly confused
Act naturally
Beautifully painful
Painfully beautiful
Deafening silence
Pretty ugly
Pretty fierce
Pretty cruel
Definitely maybe
Living dead
Walking dead
Only choice
Amazingly awful
Alone together
Virtual reality
Random order
Original copy
Happy sad
Disgustingly delicious
Run slowly
Awfully good
Awfully delicious
Small crowd
Dark light
Light darkness
Dark snow
Open secret
Passive aggressive
Appear invisible
Awfully lucky
Awfully pretty
Big baby
Tiny elephant
Wake up dead
Goodbye reception
Growing smaller
Least favorite
True myth
Typically weird
Typically odd
Naturally strange
Weirdly normal
Unpopular celebrity
Worthless gold
Sad joy
Liquid food
Heavy diet
Noticeable absence
Quiet presence
Short wait
Sweet agony

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/31/2015 - 02:45
You forgot

Military intelligence

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 20:12
Amen.

Amen.

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 10/29/2016 - 07:21
haha

Funny

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:32
Tnx! This really helped!

Tnx! This really helped!

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 04/12/2015 - 16:50
Is this Oxymoron?

Is the pungently sweet aroma of chamber pots oxymoron?
Seeing as they are describing something disgusting as sweet as well as the fact that they put pungently and sweet together

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 15:25
Not really

An oxymoron is generally a neatly turned set of two words which seem to cancel each other out. I would call that example a paradox.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/31/2015 - 14:16
:3

Jumbo shrimp?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/18/2015 - 02:15
Sure

I'd say that's an oxymoron.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 01:17
me too xD

me too xD

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 22:25
Oxymoron ?

Grieving beauty
This is in the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:23
Oxymoron?

"And he was always human when he talked"

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 06:37
Some examples

-"Fight for peace"
-"Exact Estimate"

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 17:14
Is this an oxymoron?

In my math homework, I found this:

single polynomial

Is this one?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 01/03/2015 - 04:39
Oxymoron

A lock that cannot lock

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/02/2015 - 10:54
pretty ugly

pretty ugly

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 01/13/2016 - 01:55
............................

That lock is pretty special

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:34
I believe that's irony, since

I believe that's irony, since one expects the lock to be able to lock.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/20/2015 - 21:59
yeah exactly.......

yeah exactly.......

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:07
The lion claws bared ready to devour a man.

is this oxymoron?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:12
its more of like

its more of like personification..

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 03/21/2015 - 08:25
no

not even close

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:31
Is this one?

pretty ugly
passive agression
open secret

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:31
depends

Pretty ugly could just be to describe how ugly whatever it is

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:26
true.

true.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 14:09
They all are

The all are oxymorons.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 01:09
RE: Is this one?

Yes, all three are

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 01:01
is this an oxymoron ?

Parting is such a sweet sorrow

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:13
Yes

yes it is

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/02/2015 - 00:31
Is this an oxymoron? "And as

Is this an oxymoron?

"And as I walked on I was lonely no longer."
The Great Gatsby

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:27
No this is not an oxymoron

No this is not an oxymoron

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 08:21
It's not an oxymoron

No. This is not an oxymoron. An oxymoron would be like jumbo shrimp.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 00:33
That is a good and easy

That is a good and easy definition thank you

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 02:45
would this be an oxymoron?

he poured all of the white man's rum on the ground out of fear that if his people drank it, they would accidentally kill the white man?

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 20:09
would this be an oxymoron?"

would this be an oxymoron?" Is every defense an attack upon the court"

From the Crucible .

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 22:09
No

That's irony

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 22:55
George Orwell's 1984

Even though the words aren't exactly opposite, would the Ministries of Peace, Love, and Plenty be oxymorons? If not, what would they be?

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 08/24/2014 - 22:37
1984

The ministry of Peace is involved with war. The ministry of Plenty is involved with starvation. The ministry of Truth is involved with falsehoods, and the ministry of Love
is involved with torture. These jobs are assigned this way for the protection of the government.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/30/2014 - 21:41

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