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ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ricon·tra·dic·to·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  1. Contradictory(adj)

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

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

  2. Contradictory(adj)

    opposing or opposed; repugnant

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

  3. Contradictory(noun)

    a proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety

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

  4. Contradictory(noun)

    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. Marco Respinti:

    Sometimes the CCP says youre allowed to have religious materials in the state-controlled church, but then they stop people, so its contradictory, they are trying to control all of culture, and religion is a huge part of peoples culture.So theyre trying not only to stop peoples public expression of religion but they are also trying to go into personal things -- beliefs -- they are trying to indoctrinate people through these banning of religious materials.

  2. Arthur Evans:

    There is a lot of misinformation on social media, when you couple that with a lot of contradictory information, it creates more anxiety for people.

  3. Terry Pratchett, Jingo:

    It could not be happening because this sort of thing did not happen. Any contradictory evidence could be safely ignored.

  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. Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat:

    Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past.

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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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