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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.
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Adv.1.contradictorily - in a contradictory manner; "he argued contradictorily"
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You have, indeed, flattered me very strongly by representing me as constantly thinking of and for other people, whereas the rest think of themselves alone, but on the other hand you have contradictorily called me "unsocial," which is certainly the last adjective I should have expected to find in the neighborhood of my name.
It's only one little incident, fortunately one where a nasty racist incident came contradictorily to a happy ending.
The order, which contradictorily was said to be implemented without parliamentary approval was also tabled last week before the parliament for endorsement.
The Camp David statement contradictorily supported the Saudi aggression against the Yemeni people, with Washington vowing "to use all elements of power- including the potential use of military force" in an alleged attempt to defend the Persian Gulf Arab monarchies against "external threats".
Contradictorily, the USA defines bitcoin as a "convertible decentralised virtual currency".
Contradictorily, we observed that an excessively long membranous urethra compared to the urethral length on preoperative MRI was predictive of poorer postoperative continence recovery, the significance of which needs be clarified by further studies possibly integrating the evaluation of the functional status of the urethra.
Yet, it contradictorily sounds like 'I know', again in the Scots tongue, and that knowing equips her with an ability (she is an A grade student when she bothers to attend school) to question the system.
An inventory is contradictorily stands before the start of the concession.
Moulding is a joyous cacophony into a snappy tune, defining songs include the simultaneously melodic and grungy Drop Outs, carefree Tastes Like Medicine and the contradictorily titled Lowtalkin'.
Contradictorily, while the agency of the stallion's body is immense--his rearing hindquarters and his arched neck epitomise strength--he is entirely disempowered and rendered vulnerable to the pain of draconian training methods.
In addition to portraying Mary and Josephs marriage as spiritual and pure, N-Town also, contradictorily, portrays it as worldly--even as sexually active.
Scent is stratified in the Yaak, denser and richer here than anywhere--the aroma of warming ponderosa pines soaking in the sun and exuding their vanilla vapors, even as the western red cedar exists, paradoxically, contradictorily, anomalously (anomalous anywhere else but the Yaak) right next to those pines, just as the yew and aspen nestle in clumps within the stands of lodgepole, or the Engelmann spruce and silver fir.