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    autoantonym

    would you class the phrase ' disordered reason' as autoantonymical?

    Thank you for your help

    Hannah

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    Re: autoantonym

    I don't think either of these words has multiple meanings in so far that these meanings are the reverse of the words' other meanings.
    as far as I know it would have to be something along the lines of "impregnable",etc.


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    Re: autoantonym

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    I don't think either of these words has multiple meanings in so far that these meanings are the reverse of the words' other meanings.
    as far as I know it would have to be something along the lines of "impregnable",etc.
    So what is the technical term used to describe a phrase such as 'disordered reason'?

    Thanks

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    Re: autoantonym

    I'd say it's an oxymoron
    like "realistic fantasy", " rehearsed improvisation"
    but of course that's without any background information
    hope this helps.


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    Re: autoantonym

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    I'd say it's an oxymoron
    like "realistic fantasy", " rehearsed improvisation"
    but of course that's without any background information
    hope this helps.
    Thats perfect. exactly the word i was looking for.

    Thanks so much

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