Tag Archives: oxymoron

Oxymoron – enantiosemy

Image credit: Vkil, “Flammablecabinet” October 17, 2013, CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Dear All, Today I would like to discuss briefly two linguistic phenomena which can be easily confused: oxymoron and enantiosemy. Oxymoron (from Gr. “pointedly foolish”: ὀξύς [oxus] “sharp, keen” and μωρός [mōros] “dull, stupid”) (plural oxymora or oxymorons) is a “paradoxical connection …

Continue reading