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con·tra·dic·to·ry

 (kŏn′trə-dĭk′tə-rē)
adj.
1. Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction: contradictory reports about the vaccine's effectiveness. See Synonyms at opposite.
2. Given to contradicting: The contradictory council members often ended up squabbling.
n. pl. con·tra·dic·to·ries Logic
Either of two propositions related in such a way that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.

con′tra·dic′to·ri·ly adv.
con′tra·dic′to·ri·ness n.

contradictory

(ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ)
adj
1. inconsistent; incompatible
2. given to argument and contention: a contradictory person.
3. (Logic) logic (of a pair of statements) unable both to be true or both to be false under the same circumstances. Compare contrary5, subcontrary1
n, pl -ries
(Logic) logic a statement that cannot be true when a given statement is true, or false when it is false
ˌcontraˈdictorily adv
ˌcontraˈdictoriness n

con•tra•dic•to•ry

(ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ri)

adj., n., pl. -ries. adj.
1. involving contradiction; inconsistent: contradictory statements.
2. tending or inclined to contradict.
n.
3. Logic. a proposition so related to a second that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin]
con`tra•dic′to•ri•ly, adv.
con`tra•dic′to•ri•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contradictory - two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same timecontradictory - two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
logical relation - a relation between propositions
Adj.1.contradictory - of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false; "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
antonymous - of words: having opposite meanings
2.contradictory - that confounds or contradicts or confuses
unsupportive - not furnishing support or assistance
3.contradictory - in disagreementcontradictory - in disagreement; "the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"
4.contradictory - unable to be both true at the same time
incompatible - not compatible; "incompatible personalities"; "incompatible colors"

contradictory

adjective inconsistent, conflicting, opposed, opposite, contrary, incompatible, paradoxical, irreconcilable, antithetical, discrepant He seems to be capable of holding a number of apparently contradictory attitudes.

contradictory

adjectivenoun
Logic. That which is diametrically opposed to another:
Translations
مُتَناقِض، مُغايِر، مُنافِ
odporující
modsigende
í mótsögn viî
protisloven

contradictory

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ] ADJcontradictorio

contradictory

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktəri] adjcontradictoire

contradictory

adj personwidersprüchlich; statements also(sich) widersprechend; to be contradictory to somethingeiner Sache (dat)widersprechen, zu etw im Widerspruch stehen; it is contradictory to claim that …es ist ein Widerspruch, zu behaupten; he was in a contradictory mooder war voller Widerspruchsgeist

contradictory

[ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktrɪ] adjcontraddittorio/a
to be contradictory to → contraddire

contradict

(kontrəˈdikt) verb
to say the opposite of; to argue or disagree with. It's unwise to contradict your boss.
ˌcontraˈdiction (-ʃən) noun
ˌcontraˈdictory adjective
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Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.
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But, by the best contradictory authorities, this Grecian story of Hercules and the whale is considered to be derived from the still more ancient Hebrew story of Jonah and the whale; and vice versa; certainly they are very similar.
Seesaw Simpson was usually made commander-in-chief of the British army, and a limp and uncertain one he was, capable, with his contradictory orders and his fondness for the extreme rear, of leading any regiment to an inglorious death.
But for this strange kind of secrecy maintained by them relative to their engagement, which in fact concealed nothing at all, she could not account; and it was so wholly contradictory to their general opinions and practice, that a doubt sometimes entered her mind of their being really engaged, and this doubt was enough to prevent her making any inquiry of Marianne.
The answers to this question were various and contradictory.
I think I had some glimpses of the real character of this conversation at the time; but I am sure, now, that the good creature originated it, and took her part in it, merely that my mother might comfort herself with the little contradictory summary in which she had indulged.
And sometimes, when her moods were so many and so contradictory of one another that I was puzzled what to say or do, Miss Havisham would embrace her with lavish fondness, murmuring something in her ear that sounded like "Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy
Yes, there was a sort of refuge which always comes with the prostration of thought under an overpowering passion: it was that expectation of impossibilities, that belief in contradictory images, which is still distinct from madness, because it is capable of being dissipated by the external fact.
To avoid the confusion which would unavoidably result from the contradictory decisions of a number of independent judicatories, all nations have found it necessary to establish one court paramount to the rest, possessing a general superintendence, and authorized to settle and declare in the last resort a uniform rule of civil justice.
The regulation of commerce with the Indian tribes is very properly unfettered from two limitations in the articles of Confederation, which render the provision obscure and contradictory.