Example sentences for: oxymoron

How can you use “oxymoron” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • “ Retrogressive aggrandizements,” maybe, but that's an oxymoron of another colour entirely.

  • There's an entry on rap music (what an oxymoron!)

  • He is, if this is not an oxymoron, a religious technocrat.

  • For many commentators, a book about the future of the U.S. apparel and textile industries is still an oxymoron.

  • Oxymoron derives from the Greek oxymoros meaning pointedly foolish, which itself derives from oxy- , a combining form meaning sharp (from the Greek oxus meaning sharp) and moron (from the Greek moros meaning dull).


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