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1. contradiction

noun. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkʃən'] opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas.

Synonyms

  • opposition
  • dialectic

Antonyms

  • inaccurate
  • accuracy
  • the true

Etymology

  • contradictio (Latin)
  • contradico (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Contradiction

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  • interdiction
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  • benediction
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  • nonfiction
  • infliction
  • conviction
  • depiction
  • affliction
  • friction
  • eviction
  • addiction
  • fiction

Example sentences of the word contradiction


1. Noun, singular or mass
It may seem a contradiction in terms, but luxury hostels have begun to pop up all over Europe.

Quotes containing the word contradiction


1. I believe that truth has only one face: that of a violent contradiction.
- Georges Bataille, Violent Silence: Celebrating Georges Bataille

2. He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
- Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

3. So, this is how it's become? This is how I've become? A walking contradiction? I'm surrounded by people and feel alone. I claim to crave a bit of normalcy but now that I have some, it's like I don't know what to do with it, I don't know how to be a normal person anymore.
- Gayle Forman, Where She Went

2. self-contradiction

noun. contradicting yourself.

3. contradiction

noun. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkʃən'] (logic) a statement that is necessarily false.

Synonyms

  • contradiction in terms
  • paradox
  • falsehood
  • untruth
  • falsity

Antonyms

  • accurate
  • quality
  • exactitude
  • fidelity

Etymology

  • contradictio (Latin)
  • contradico (Latin)

4. contradiction

noun. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkʃən'] the speech act of contradicting someone.

Synonyms

  • self-contradiction

Antonyms

  • reality
  • agonist

Etymology

  • contradictio (Latin)
  • contradico (Latin)
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