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Meaning of CONTRADICTORY

Pronunciation:  `kântru'dikturee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
  2. [adj]  unable to be both true at the same time
  3. [adj]  in disagreement; "the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
  4. [adj]  that confounds or contradicts or confuses
  5. [adj]  of words so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false; "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
 

CONTRADICTORY is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: antonymous, at odds(p), conflicting, confounding, incompatible, inconsistent, mutually exclusive, self-contradictory, unsupportive
 
 See Also: logical relation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con`tra*dict"o*ry\, a. [LL. contradictorius: cf.
    F. contradictoire.]
    1. Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been
       asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.
       ``Contradictory assertions.'' --South.
    
    2. Opposing or opposed; repugnant.
    
             Schemes . . . contradictory to common sense.
                                                   --Addisn.
    
    
  2. \Con`tra*dict"o*ry\, n.; pl. {Contradictories}.
    1. A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another;
       contrariety.
    
             It is common with princes to will contradictories.
                                                   --Bacon.
    
    2. pl. (Logic) propositions with the same terms, but opposed
       to each other both in quality and quantity.
    
    
 
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