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ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ricon·tra·dic·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradictoryadjective

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

  2. contradictoryadjective

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

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

  3. confounding, contradictoryadjective

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses

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

    in disagreement

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

  5. contradictory, mutually exclusiveadjective

    unable to be both true at the same time

Wiktionary

  1. contradictorynoun

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

  2. contradictoryadjective

    That contradicts something, such as an argument.

  3. contradictoryadjective

    That is itself a contradiction.

  4. contradictoryadjective

    That is diametrically opposed to something.

  5. contradictoryadjective

    Mutually exclusive.

  6. contradictoryadjective

    Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious

Webster Dictionary

  1. Contradictoryadjective

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

    Etymology: [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]

  2. Contradictoryadjective

    opposing or opposed; repugnant

    Etymology: [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]

  3. Contradictorynoun

    a proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety

    Etymology: [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]

  4. Contradictorynoun

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

    Etymology: [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of contradictory in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of contradictory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of contradictory in a Sentence

  1. Philippe Vignes:

    There are contradictory rumors, we need to be very careful.

  2. Jim Sciutto:

    That's a real danger to (Estonia), so they need reassurance, but then they'll hear a contradictory statement from the President himself, and that worries the heck out of them.

  3. Chief Executive Mario Mehren:

    Wintershall will do both in coming years, save and invest. Those goals are not contradictory.

  4. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    A great actor is not the one who showcases his acting skills, but the one who lives up to each individual's varied perceptions, making them believe to be right from their perspective, howsoever contradictory it may seem so!

  5. George Orwell:

    Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.

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  • супярэчлі́выBelarusian
  • противоре́чащ, противоречив, противополо́женBulgarian
  • contradictoriCatalan, Valencian
  • neslučitelný, protikladný, protiřečící, protichůdný, odporujícíCzech
  • αντιφατικόςGreek
  • contradictorioSpanish
  • vastakkainen, ristiriitainenFinnish
  • contradictoireFrench
  • bréagnaitheachIrish
  • contraditorioGalician
  • असंगतHindi
  • 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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    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • A. defiant
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