Definitions for contradictory
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ricon·tra·dic·to·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word contradictory.
two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
"`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
that confounds or contradicts or confuses
at odds(p), conflicting, contradictory, self-contradictoryadjective
"the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
contradictory, mutually exclusiveadjective
unable to be both true at the same time
Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.
That contradicts something, such as an argument.
That is itself a contradiction.
That is diametrically opposed to something.
Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: contradictorius, Latin.
The Jews hold, that in case two rabbies should happen to contradict one another, they were yet bound to believe the contradictory assertions of both. Robert South, Sermons.
The schemes of those gentlemen are most absurd, and contradictory to common sense. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 7.
A proposition which opposes another in all its terms; contrariety; inconsistency.
It is common with princes to will contradictories; for it is the solecism of power to think to command the end, and yet not to endure the means. Francis Bacon, Essay 20.
To ascribe unto him a power of election, not to chuse this or that indifferently, is to make the same thing to be determined to one, and to be not determined to one, which are contradictories. John Bramhall, Answer to Hobbs.
affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent
opposing or opposed; repugnant
a proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety
propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity
Etymology: [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]
The numerical value of contradictory in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of contradictory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
When we talk about racism and stereotypes, it's not just the ability or the freedom to vote and to become doctors and have degrees and do successful things, it's also to just be human beings who have errors, who have wants, who are contradictory. Pardon my French, but to f *** up as much as anybody else.
Others say it would be a bit contradictory to say, on the one hand, Minsk is being applied and on the other hand we are going to go (extend sanctions) until the end of year.
The perspective of the teacher does not reflect nor support our approach to educating students on sexual assault, a strong contradictory argument should be accompanied by counter arguments from credible sources. In this case, the document was shared with many students and staff with very little context. We apologize for any harm or negative impact.
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
In their statements to investigators, Henry Oknyansky and Michael Caputo had contradictory recollections about the meeting.
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- противополо́жен, противоре́чащ, противоречивBulgarian
- contradictoriCatalan, Valencian
- odporující, protichůdný, protikladný, protiřečící, neslučitelnýCzech
- vastakkainen, ristiriitainenFinnish
- противречен, противречие, спро́тивен, проти́вречен, контрадикцијаMacedonian
- onverenigbaar, tegendraads, tegenstrijdig, tegenstrijdigheid, contradictorisch, tegengesteldDutch
- ныхмæлæууæгOssetian, Ossetic
- contradicție, contradictoriu, contrazicere, contrarRomanian
- противоре́чащий, противополо́жный, противоречи́вый, несовмести́мыйRussian
- motsatt, motstridigSwedish
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