Many of us have, no doubt, encountered words and concepts that are oxymoronic.
Groucho's favorite was "military intelligence".
When a concept is so grievously "oxymoronic", some of us have accused "it" of being "nitroidiotic."
But what do you call a concept that is it's own best, and only example?
I believe that such a concept is "disingenuous". It's a word whose sole existence is predicated on NOT calling the speaker a liar. Moreover, it consists entirely of word fragments -- prefixes and suffixes; there is no root.
What about "disingenuity"? Then one who routinely uses such phrases would be a "disingenue"?
Edited by: BOPPY_ at: 2/14/2013 (01:08)
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