Difference Between Oxymoron, Contradiction, and Paradox

Please make sense with this, because I couldn’t make heads or tails out of it on Wikipedia!

Best Answer Found so far was:

An oxymoron is a figure of speech or idea in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (eg; Bittersweet, pretty ugly, open secret)

A paradox rather than just a ‘figure of speech’ is a – “A statement that seems contradictory or absurd but, is actually valid or true. good examples:”

Both are contradictions, but if it contains a figure of speech it is an oxymoron, if it seems contradictory but true it’s a paradox. If it contains contradictions but neither the oxymoron or paradox, it is simply a contradiction. Such as “Nice shirt- but I don’t like it”

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