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Examples of Oxymorons

Here is a list of some great oxymorons. Some are really funny!

  • abundant poverty
  • act naturally
  • Advanced Basic
  • almost exactly
  • alone together
  • Auto Pilot
  • butt head
  • civil engineer
  • clearly confused
  • constant variable
  • crash landing
  • criminal justice
  • deafening silence
  • definite maybe
  • even odds
  • exact estimate
  • extinct life
  • found missing
  • free love
  • free trade
  • freezer burn
  • genuine imitation
  • good grief
  • Great Depression
  • Hell’s Angels
  • hot chilli
  • jumbo shrimp
  • larger half
  • light tanks
  • liquid gas
  • living dead
  • Microsoft Works
  • military intelligence
  • minor crisis
  • near miss
  • now then
  • old news
  • only choice
  • open secret
  • original copies
  • original copy
  • peace force
  • peacekeeper missile
  • plastic glasses
  • pretty ugly
  • random order
  • rolling stop
  • same difference
  • seriously funny
  • silent scream
  • student teacher
  • sweet sorrow
  • sweet tart
  • taped live
  • tight slacks
  • tragic comedy
  • unbiased opinion
  • virtual reality
  • working holiday