an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself.
a statement containing contradictory elements.
- self-con·tra·dict·ing, adjective
- self-con·tra·dic·to·ry, adjective
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How to use self-contradiction in a sentence
To ordain sin would be a self-contradiction of the idea of God; He but creates the being that in turn creates sin.Hugh Miller | William Keith Leask
To talk about knowing the external world through ideas which are merely within us is to talk of an inherent self-contradiction.Essays in Experimental Logic | John Dewey
For that there is self-contradiction in such words is undeniable.
Here again our blind guides involve us in an absolute self-contradiction.The Story of the Earth and Man | J. W. Dawson
This self-contradiction however only points to a higher fixed reality with which a true and superior morality is alone concerned.Human Nature and Conduct | John Dewey