self-contradictory


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

self-con·tra·dic·tion

(sĕlf′kŏn′trə-dĭk′shən)
n.
1. The act, state, or fact of contradicting oneself.
2. An idea or statement containing contradictory elements.

self′-con′tra·dic′to·ry (-dĭk′tə-rē) adj.

self-contradictory

adj
that displays inherent contradiction
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-contradictory - seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true; "it is paradoxical that standing is more tiring than walking"
incomprehensible, inexplicable - incapable of being explained or accounted for; "inexplicable errors"; "left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons"
2.self-contradictory - in disagreementself-contradictory - 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"
Translations

self-contradictory

[ˌselfkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ] ADJque se contradice a sí mismo, que lleva implícita una contradicción

self-contradictory

[ˌsɛlfkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪˌs] adjcontradditorio/a
References in classic literature ?
Thus quaintly self-contradictory in the upper part of her face, she was hardly less at variance with established ideas of harmony in the lower.
Surely, this self-contradictory girl had perversely accomplished one contradiction more, by developing into a character which was out of all harmony with her own Christian name!
The object may be something past or future; it may be physical, not mental; it may be something abstract, like equality for example; it may be something imaginary, like a golden mountain; or it may even be something self-contradictory, like a round square.
This is not surprising as Turkish policy calculus contains a self-contradictory wish list: -Pretend to cooperate with the West by cheating without ISIL noticing.
Moreover, he has a long history of self-contradictory political stances, especially those related to the US foreign policy mainly the US policies towards the Middle East and the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The world of advertising is strangely self-contradictory.
Simplicity, he says, is paradoxical, complexity unproblematic, and nothingness self-contradictory.
And, he agrees with almost everyone's criticisms of our broken immigration system: It's driven by a preference for broadly defined family reunification that encourages endless ''chain immigration,'' and it is complex, opaque, incoherent and often self-contradictory.
Later he added, "For CNN to sanction a column that refuses to report the name of a football team isn't just shameful and self-contradictory, it's stupid.
I've come to realise over time that the union works self-contradictory as a system that creates more division within Britain.
Ticked off with the way TV presenters almost slaver with excitement over polls which are at best bewilderingly inconsistent and at worst completely self-contradictory.
But in truth, far from making fun of the practice, all of us, whether we are liberal or conservative, should be extremely concerned when language is used to promote an agenda in a manner that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing or self-contradictory - especially when it has pernicious social or political consequences, and especially when it is directed at unsuspecting children in the guise of ``education.