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adjective. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktɝi'] of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false.
Rhymes with Contradictory
Sentences with contradictory
Writing a script for a talk show is a somewhat contradictory notion.
2. Noun, singular or mass
It may sound contradictory, but dehydration can cause you to retain water.
Quotes about contradictory
1. I believe that an art exhibition can be engaging, fun and deeply intellectually satisfying and serious. These are not contradictory concepts in art.
- Jeffrey Deitch
2. Religion is a complex and often contradictory force in our world. It fosters hope and comfort but also doubt and guilt. It creates both community and exclusion. It brings societies together around shared belief and tears them apart through war. However, what unites the faithful, whatever their religion, is the unshakeable force of generosity.
- Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
3. You're only a man! You've not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all them contradictory!
- Georgette Heyer, Powder And Patch
adjective. seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true.
adjective. in disagreement.
- at odds
noun. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktɝi'] two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time.
adjective. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktɝi'] unable to be both true at the same time.
adjective. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktɝi'] in disagreement.
- at odds
adjective. ['ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktɝi'] that confounds or contradicts or confuses.