[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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Related Wordsincorrect, unscientific, irrational, senseless, unreasonable, preposterous, groundless, untenable, absurd, implausible, irrelevant, inconsistent, false, cockeyed, fallacious, fatuous, faulty, hollow, inconclusive, incongruous
Examples from the Web for self-contradictory
It was a self-contradictory statement meant to obscure the facts.When Campaign Spin Becomes Fact
March 21, 2014
Such obsession with accuracy makes what Berg does with creative license for the rest of the story so self-contradictory.The Myth of Reality in ‘Lone Survivor’
January 19, 2014
Moreover, the position of the eaterists is self-contradictory.Essays in Experimental Logic
It is not self-contradictory, for it is itself the idea of that which is consistent.The Problem of Truth
H. Wildon Carr
But it is self-contradictory that the impure should proceed from the pure, darkness from light.The Essence of Christianity
But where much was self-contradictory, all could not be believed.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
That the concept is not self-contradictory is the most that we can say of it.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'
Norman Kemp Smith