contradictory
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌkɒntɹəˈdɪkt(ə)ɹi/
  • (GA, Canada) IPA: /ˌkɑntɹəˈdɪktəɹi/
Adjective

contradictory

  1. That contradicts something, such as an argument.
  2. That is itself a contradiction.
  3. That is diametrically opposed to something.
    • January 13, 1715, Joseph Addison, The Freeloader No. 7
      Schemes […] contradictory to common sense.
  4. Mutually exclusive.
  5. Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: contrário
  • Russian: противополо́жный
Translations
  • Russian: несовмести́мый
Translations
  • Russian: противоречи́вый
Noun

contradictory (plural contradictories)

  1. (logic) Either of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.



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