Wednesday 4 March 2009

Oxymoron Example List

Here are some fun oxymorons – in a loose sense of the word:
open secret -- larger half -- clearly confused
act naturally -- alone together -- Hell's Angels
found missing -- liquid gas -- civil engineer
deafening silence -- seriously funny -- living dead
Microsoft Works -- military intelligence -- jumbo shrimp
Advanced BASIC -- tragic comedy -- unbiased opinion
virtual reality -- definite maybe -- original copies
pretty ugly -- same difference -- plastic glasses
almost exactly -- constant variable -- even odds
minor crisis -- extinct life -- genuine imitation
exact estimate -- only choice -- freezer burn
free love -- working holiday -- rolling stop

Other Funny Oxymorons

Great Depression -- free trade -- peacekeeper missile
sweet tart -- crash landing -- now then
butt head -- sweet sorrow -- student teacher
silent scream -- taped live -- alone together
good grief -- tight slacks -- living dead
near miss -- light tanks -- old news
hot chilli -- criminal justice -- peace force

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