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What is putting 2 words with opposite meetings together called? My brain is running on empty and it's making me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

example: That dress is "pretty ugly".

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What is putting 2 words with opposite meetings together called? My brain is running on empty and it's making me crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

example: That dress is "pretty ugly".

Thanks.
Terri
Pretty ugly is not an oxymoron, because "pretty" in this expression means "somewhat," not "attractive";-)
 
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