Oxymoron

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"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
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

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