Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Oxymoron"

The meaning of "Oxymoron" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does Oxymoron mean?
A: Oxymoron is a combination of contradictory words. So for example “the living dead”. In this phrase living and dead are opposites.

Example sentences using "Oxymoron"

Q: Please show me example sentences with Oxymoron.
A: “Oxymoron” refers to something that contradicts itself-
A short giant, a tall dwarf, a smart idiot, etc.
When used in a sentence, you might just say “that’s such an oxymoron.”
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Synonyms of "Oxymoron" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between Oxymoron and Irony ?
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Q: Oxymoron how to use this word, and are there other ways to say the same thing?
A: An oxymoron is when two words with opposite meanings words are placed right next to each other, and while they should contradict each other, they instead make sense together. For example: bittersweet. Bitter and sweet are opposite feelings, but together they make sense as one adjective (bittersweet means something makes you feel sad and happy at the same time)
How to use oxymoron in a sentence:
“A common oxymoron is ‘found missing’ because found and missing are opposites, but together they mean something that has just been declared to be missing”
People don’t really use “oxymoron” other than to point oxymorons out in conversations
Q: What is Oxymoron? Please give an example and meaning.
A: It is an expression where two opposite or contradictory words or ideas are used together. Examples - "open secret", "I am busy doing nothing", "I don't believe in Astrology, like other Scorpios"....

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