Definition of contradictory adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪktəri//
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containing or showing a contradiction synonym conflicting We are faced with two apparently contradictory statements. The advice I received was often contradictory. Word Originlate Middle English (as a term in logic): from late Latin contradictorius, from Latin contradict- ‘spoken against’, from the verb contradicere, originally contra dicere ‘speak against’.Extra examples The argument is internally contradictory. The evidence demonstrates how easily people can hold mutually contradictory beliefs. The evidence is completely contradictory. two apparently contradictory opinions
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