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self-contradiction

self-con·tra·dic·tion

self-contradiction

 
pronunciation:
self kan tr dIk shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of contradicting oneself.
definition 2: a statement, idea, or action that contains contradictory elements.
Going deeply into debt to buy symbols of wealth is a self-contradiction.
derivations: self-contradicting (adj.), self-contradictory (adj.)