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contradictory

con·tra·dic·to·ry

contradictory

 
pronunciation:
kan tr dIk t ri
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: involving, containing, or being a contradiction; inconsistent; contrary.
The stories of the two witnesses were contradictory, and the police suspected one of them was lying.The patient was confused by the contradictory opinions of the doctors she consulted.
synonyms:
contrary, incongruous, inconsistent, opposite
antonyms:
agreeing
similar words:
anomalous, exclusive
definition 2: tending to contradict.
Why do you have to be so contradictory? Can't you ever just agree?
synonyms:
argumentative, contentious, contrary
antonyms:
affirming, confirmatory
similar words:
dissentient, dissenting, dissident, negative, perverse
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part of speech: noun
inflections: contradictories
definition: in logic, either of two propositions that are related in a way that makes neither true and neither false.
similar words:
paradox
derivations: contradictorily (adv.), contradictoriness (n.)
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