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English to French translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:oxymoron
In addition to his gun-control work, he was involved in many civic efforts and had a particular interest in what he sometimes called "compassionate prosecution," a term that he insisted was not an oxymoron.
Explanation: C' est exactment le meme terme qu'en anglais. Le mot est d'origine grecque et il est entre et dans l'anglais et dans le francais. Il veut dire exprimer deux choses contraires comme sens dans le meme mot ou phrase. Il est utilise en general dans la poesie ou on exprime les choses brevement.