A figure of speech in which opposite or contradictory ideas or terms are combined (Ex.: thunderous silence, sweet sorrow)
One that is not fully understood or that baffles or eludes the understanding; an enigma:
A perplexing, usually ambiguous, statement; riddle
A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, especially of a provision in a contract or statute. A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, especially of a provision in a contract or statute.
The quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
The state or quality of being inconsistent.
Impudent, foolish, or evasive behavior
One that is peculiar, irregular, abnormal, or difficult to classify:
Contradiction or opposition, especially between two laws or rules.
The state of being contradicted:
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