contradictor


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con·tra·dict

 (kŏn′trə-dĭkt′)
v. con·tra·dict·ed, con·tra·dict·ing, con·tra·dicts
v.tr.
1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite: "The study contradicts the notion that merely keeping busy keeps people healthy" (Richard A. Knox). See Synonyms at deny.
2. To assert the opposite of a statement or idea put forward by (someone).
3. To be contrary to; be inconsistent with: "[Her] almost giddy warmth in conversation appears to contradict her image as a confrontational, politically outspoken performer" (Elysa Gardner).
v.intr.
To make a contradictory statement.

[Latin contrādīcere, contrādict-, to speak against : contrā-, contra- + dīcere, to speak; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

con′tra·dict′a·ble adj.
con′tra·dict′er, con′tra·dic′tor n.
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I regret," replied Michel Ardan, "that I have not the honor of personally knowing my contradictor, for I would have attempted to answer him.
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Proust draws attention to a similar discussion that takes place between the artwork and the viewer: "The fact is that a sound idea transmits some of its force even to its contradictor.
First, Williams was an example, America's first rebel, America's first contradictor of authority.