- 1[countable, uncountable] contradiction (between A and B) a lack of agreement between facts, opinions, actions, etc. There is a contradiction between the two sets of figures. His public speeches are in direct contradiction to his personal lifestyle. How can we resolve this apparent contradiction?
- 2[uncountable, countable] the act of saying that something that someone else has said is wrong or not true; an example of this I think I can say,without fear of contradiction, that… Now you say you both left at ten—that's a contradiction of your last statement. Idioms
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a statement containing words that contradict each other's meaning A “nomad settlement” is a contradiction in terms.
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