Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "self-contradiction" []

  • The act, state, or fact of contradicting oneself. (noun)
  • An idea or statement containing contradictory elements. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-contradiction" in a sentence
  • "I think “it is not an abstraction that animates them” could actually be a pretty revealing sentence, and not merely a bizarre self-contradiction."
  • "To infer that mutation and selection did the creating because nothing else was available, and then to bring God back into the picture as the omnipotent being who chose to create by mutation and selection, is to indulge in self-contradiction."
  • "This is not simply incoherent and irresponsible, but a monument to self-contradiction."