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self-contradiction

[self-kon-truh-dik-shuh n, self-]
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noun
  1. an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself.
  2. a statement containing contradictory elements.
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Origin of self-contradiction

First recorded in 1650–60
Related formsself-con·tra·dict·ing, adjectiveself-con·tra·dic·to·ry, adjective
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