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self-contradiction

[ self-kon-truh-dik-shuhn, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən, ˌsɛlf- /
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noun
an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself.
a statement containing contradictory elements.
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Origin of self-contradiction

First recorded in 1650–60

OTHER WORDS FROM self-contradiction

self-con·tra·dict·ing, adjectiveself-con·tra·dic·to·ry, adjective
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