[self-kon-truh-dik-shuh n, self-]
- an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself.
- a statement containing contradictory elements.
Origin of self-contradiction
First recorded in 1650–60
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Examples from the Web for self-contradiction
Like other writers on this subject, he is unable to escape from some degree of self-contradiction.Timaeus
Self-contradiction the fools call it, if you will not shut your eyes to half the show.Dreamers of the Ghetto
He muttered in self-contradiction, "Or that I've been here a month."Adaptation
Dallas McCord Reynolds
Whether and in what way can reason free itself from this self-contradiction?The Critique of Pure Reason
To many persons, this will seem absurd to the point of self-contradiction.Essays in Experimental Logic