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self-contradictoryadjective

uk   /ˌselfˌkɒn.trəˈdɪk.tər.i/  us   /-ˌkɑːn.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 ​oilmillionaire 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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in Chinese (Simplified) 自相矛盾的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自相矛盾的…
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