I just have a bizarre thought, though I can't say where will be I using this! So basically oxymoron is use of combining of two contradictory terms that would produce a seemingly incongruous meaning.

But can anyone tell me is there a word that "oxymoronifies" (I think I just created that word) the word oxymoron itself.

I can think of prominent oxymoron. Any other thoughts?

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    Maybe "self-consistent oxymoron"? Not very funny, though... :-( – godel9 Jan 2 '14 at 22:11
  • +1 for "oximoronify"... "This phrase needs to undergo an emergency deoxymoronification!" – godel9 Jan 2 '14 at 22:25
  • Your first paragraph hints at one suggestion: congruent oxymoron. Another one perhaps worth considering is reconcilable oxymoron. – J.R. Jan 2 '14 at 23:32
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is an invitation to discussion, not reflecting a genuine real-world need. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jan 3 '14 at 2:08

Similar to godel9's "self-consistent oxymoron", "internally consistent oxymoron" occurs to me, but is two words. "Uncontradictory oxymoron" is also not very funny sounding, but meets your criteria.

This might also be better asked on English Language and Usage since it involves more advanced English than learners usually encounter.

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    Why not just consistent oxymoron? Why the need to specify "self-" or "internally"? – J.R. Jan 2 '14 at 23:29
  • Well, without self- or internally, it does leave itself open to misreading: "consistent with what?" – snailcar Jan 3 '14 at 1:34
  • @K.A since I'm not a native speaker, I thought asking here is good decision. If I can have more proper answers in ELU then can anyone migrate this to there? This ELU and ELL confuse me. – Anirban Nag 'tintinmj' Jan 3 '14 at 8:35
  • @tintin - Asking here is just fine, I think. As for your confusion, I usually point people here, if you haven't read that yet. In this case, your question sort of falls under the "particularly perplexing" umbrella. However, one ELU regular has already voted to close the question here, so maybe migration wouldn't be such a good idea. Still, you might want to keep that option in mind for your next "poser". – J.R. Jan 3 '14 at 10:24
  • @tintinmj: You are not wrong to ask it here, my comment was just based on my understanding of the sites, which is imperfect. – K.A.Monica Jan 3 '14 at 20:04

We may be able to cob something together out of Latin or Greek parts.

An oxymoron is usually two words. Some kind of digram in other words.

The "schis-" prefix refers to something split or separated. So "schisodigram" is kind of oxymoronic (being a compound of two, yet not being two), and conveys the meaning of a rift between a pair of words.

Or maybe a "holoclastodigram": the oxymoron between "holos" (whole: hologram, holistic) and "klastos" (broken: iconoclast).

"The whole of the two incompatible words is something broken."

  • You are using digram as oxymoron but I'm asking for the oxymoron word itself. – Anirban Nag 'tintinmj' Jan 3 '14 at 8:39
  • @tintinmj Your question title says "is there any oxymoron word for the word oxymoron". That is clearly a single-word request for a synonym. – Kaz Jan 3 '14 at 15:38

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