contradiction in terms

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Noun1.contradiction in terms - (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
antinomy - a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable
paradox - (logic) a statement that contradicts itself; "`I always lie' is a paradox because if it is true it must be false"
falsehood, untruth, falsity - a false statement
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If that seems a bit of a contradiction in terms, that's because it darn tootin' is, muchacho.
No high art ever really was for "plain people" nor is it likely ever to be: That proposition is a contradiction in terms.
Northern style - there was a time when those two words were a contradiction in terms," he says, asking for a slap from half the country.