Meaning of “self-contradictory” in the English Dictionary

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"self-contradictory" in British English

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self-contradictoryadjective

uk /ˌselfˌkɒn.trəˈdɪk.tər.i/ us /ˌselfˌkɑːn.trəˈdɪk.tɔːr.i/ formal

expressing one thing that is the opposite of another thing that was already said; saying two things that cannot both be correct:

He is described as a Texas oil millionaire and environmentalist, which might appear to be self-contradictory.

(Definition of “self-contradictory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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