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Is little giant a oxymoron?


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2014-11-21 18:11:08
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A little giant is an oxymoron. This sentence means something (a person who is small for a giant) even though the words "little" and "giant" are opposites.


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An oxymoron is a phrase where the two words seemingly contradict each other. 'Random order' is an oxymoron. Gentle giant isn't really an oxymoron, because no part of being gentle means you can't be large, and no part of being large means you can't be gentle.

The antonym of an oxymoron is a tautology. For example: "almost exactly" is an oxymoron. "Tiny little" is a tautology.

opposites * up / down * tall / short oxymoron * "jumbo shrimp" * "little giant"

Tautologies, such as tiny little

are you looking for "oxymoron"? Another good example is "military intelligence"

In English, the words "giant shrimp" are an example of an oxymoron. An oxymoron is when basically two antonyms are put together. "Shrimp" is a word for being small, and "giant" is a word for being big. ----------------- I'm guessing that you mean English as in England. If so, they are called a Prawn. Hope this helps you!

The duration of Little Giant is 1.52 hours.

George Carlin referred to "military intelligence" as an oxymoron in one of his comedy performances.

Tagalog translation of little giant: munting higante

There is no antonym to oxymoron

what is an oxymoron for vaguely

what is the purpose of an oxymoron

An oxymoron is a seemingly self contradictory statement, such as 'poor little rich girl'

my sister is an oxymoron

The Oxymoron was created in 2007.

i think it's old dan and little ann

Fredrick Douglass was not named "Little Giant" that was Stephen Douglass. Stephen Douglass was nick named little giant because he was well... fat and short.

Some examples for oxymorons could be the little giants, pretty ugly, In a sentence, you could say that she was 'a little big'.

An oxymoron is a phrase that has words that counteract eachother. So working vacation is an oxymoron itself.

An oxymoron of crash would be crash landing.

yes, BIG BABY is an oxymoron

Rubeus Hagrid is a half-giant, his little brother Grawp is an actual giant.

The Little Giant - 1926 was released on: USA: 3 January 1926

Little Giant - 1946 is rated/received certificates of: Finland:S Sweden:Btl

No. Nor is it a contradiction in terms - which is what most people mean when they say "oxymoron." An oxymoron is a deliberate rhetorical figure.

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