Often you come across words that are paired together but maybe completely contradictory in meaning such as awfully good,  pretty ugly, random order, small crowd etc. These word pairs are known as oxymoron.

An oxymoron is a figure of speech that uses contradictory terms in conjunction, which means two words that ironically contradict each other.  Learn more about oxymorons by checking out some of these funny examples.

  • Act naturally
  • Almost exactly
  • Alone together
  • Clearly misunderstood
  • Diet chocolate-cake
  • Extinct Life
  • Freezer burn
  • Good grief
  • Living dead
  • Minor catastrophe
  • Near miss
  • Passive aggressive
  • Pretty ugly
  • Sweet sorrow
  • Small crowd
  • Terribly pleased
  • Working vacation