It is an imaginary opponent that you reduce to an absurdity or self-contradiction.
He muttered in self-contradiction, "Or that I've been here a month."
To many persons, this will seem absurd to the point of self-contradiction.
self-contradiction the fools call it, if you will not shut your eyes to half the show.
Vacillation and self-contradiction were the order of the day.
Whether and in what way can reason free itself from this self-contradiction?
To begin with, it involves a self-contradiction to say that the energy of any force can stop the working of that force.
The liability to self-contradiction is characteristic of human frailty.
Nothing pleased my brother more than the charge of inconsistency and self-contradiction.
This seemed to Fichte to be a self-contradiction and a half-way measure.