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noun: A figure of speech in which two contradictory terms appear together for emphasis, for example, “deafening silence”.
From Greek oxymoron, from neuter of oxymoros (sharp dull), from oxys (sharp) + moros (dull). The word moron comes from the same root. Earliest documented use: 1656.
“Karen ... stood regal and slim, statuesque even, or just plain beautiful, oxymoron notwithstanding.”
Nicholas Aharon Boggioni; The Fundamentalist’s Daughter; Xlibris; 2016.
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