For example: If a person tells another person, "You're racist" and the other person responds, "No, I'm not racist. But I just don't like to see Black and White people dating because it's not right", then the other person responds back, "Thanks for making my point."

  • "Is there a word for X" is a bit vague. Do you want a noun or an adjective? (or maybe even a verb) – chasly - supports Monica Jul 2 '20 at 22:22
  • Sounds like a Witness for the Prosecution, – Yosef Baskin Nov 29 '20 at 23:48

How about self-defeating? From Lexico:

self-defeating: (of an action) preventing rather than achieving a desired result; futile.

The person in your example is making a self-defeating argument, thereby inadvertently making your point for you.


Perhaps you are looking for this:

take the words out of someone's mouth

Say what someone else was about to say.

"You can only mumble ‘You took the words out of my mouth… ‘quietly while the boss praises them."


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