Definitions for contradictoryˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ri

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  1. contradictory(adj)

    two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time

  2. contradictory(adj)

    of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false

    "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"

  3. confounding, contradictory(adj)

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses

  4. at odds(p), conflicting, contradictory, self-contradictory(adj)

    in disagreement

    "the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley

  5. contradictory, mutually exclusive(adj)

    unable to be both true at the same time

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. contradictory(Noun)

    Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.

  2. contradictory(Adjective)

    That contradicts something, such as an argument.

  3. contradictory(Adjective)

    That is itself a contradiction.

  4. contradictory(Adjective)

    That is diametrically opposed to something.

  5. contradictory(Adjective)

    Mutually exclusive.

  6. contradictory(Adjective)

    Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Contradictory(adj)

    affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent

  2. Contradictory(adj)

    opposing or opposed; repugnant

  3. Contradictory(noun)

    a proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety

  4. Contradictory(noun)

    propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity

  5. Origin: [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]


Translations for contradictory

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  • супярэчлі́выBelarusian
  • противоре́чащ, противоречив, противополо́женBulgarian
  • contradictoriCatalan, Valencian
  • neslučitelný, protikladný, protiřečící, protichůdný, odporujícíCzech
  • αντιφατικόςGreek
  • contradictorioSpanish
  • vastakkainen, ristiriitainenFinnish
  • contradictoireFrench
  • bréagnaitheachIrish
  • contraditorioGalician
  • հակասականArmenian
  • contrādictōriusLatin
  • проти́вречен, контрадикција, спро́тивен, противречие, противреченMacedonian
  • tegenstrijdig, tegendraads, tegenstrijdigheid, contradictorisch, tegengesteld, onverenigbaarDutch
  • motsigendeNorwegian
  • contradictòriOccitan
  • ныхмæлæууæгOssetian, Ossetic
  • contraditórioPortuguese
  • contrazicere, contrar, contradicție, contradictoriuRomanian
  • противоре́чащий, несовмести́мый, противоречи́вый, противополо́жныйRussian
  • motstridig, motsattSwedish
  • суперечли́вийUkrainian

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