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contradictory

con·tra·dic·to·ry

contradictory

pronunciation:
kan tr dIk t ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: being in conflict with or opposite to something else or each other.
His words and his actions are contradictory: he says that smoking is bad, but he doesn't stop smoking.The two suspects told contradictory stories about their activities at the time of the robbery.
synonyms:
contrary, opposite
antonyms:
agreeing
definition 2: likely to oppose or argue.
She has a contradictory attitude toward her teachers.
synonyms:
contrary
antonyms:
affirming
similar words:
dissenting, dissident, negative
derivations: contradictorily (adv.), contradictoriness (n.)