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contradiction

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CIDE DICTIONARY

contradictionn. [L. contradictio answer, objection: cf. F. contradiction.].
  •  An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying.  [1913 Webster]
    "His fair demands
    Shall be accomplished without contradiction.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent.  [1913 Webster]
    "It develops itself in three specific forms which have been called the “Three Logical Axioms.” First, “A is A.” Second, “A is not Not-A” Third, “Everything is either A or Not-A.”"  [1913 Webster]
    "can he make deathless death? That were to make
    Strange contradiction.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "We state our experience and then we come to a manly resolution of acting in contradiction to it."  [1913 Webster]
    "Both parts of a contradiction can not possibly be true."  [1913 Webster]
    "Of contradictions infinite the slave."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contradiction, n.
1 a statement of the opposite; denial. b an instance of this.
2 inconsistency.

Idiom
contradiction in terms a self-contradictory statement or group of words.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L contradictio -onis (as CONTRADICT)

THESAURUS

contradiction

abjuration, abjurement, abrogation, absolute contradiction, annulment, answer, antagonism, antipathy, antithesis, argumentation, backlash, bucking, challenge, chucking, chucking out, clashing, collision, complete answer, conflict, confounding, confrontation, confutation, contempt, contention, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrary assertion, contrast, contravention, contraversion, controversion, controversy, counteraction, countering, counterposition, counterworking, crankiness, cross-purposes, crosscurrent, crossing, crotchetiness, declination, declining, demolition, denial, despisal, despising, difference, disaccord, disaccordance, disaffirmation, disagreement, disallowance, disapproval, disavowal, discard, disclaimer, disclamation, discord, discordance, discordancy, discounting, discrediting, discrepancy, disharmony, dismissal, disownment, disparity, disproof, disregard, dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, divergence, diversity, effective rejoinder, exception, exclusion, faction, forswearing, friction, gainsaying, head wind, hostility, ignoring, impugnation, impugnment, inaccordance, inconsistency, inequality, inimicalness, interference, jarring, kick, negation, nonacceptance, nonapproval, nonconformity, nonconsideration, nullification, opposing, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, oppugnation, overthrow, overthrowal, passing by, perverseness, perversity, polarity, putting away, putting out, reaction, rebuff, rebutment, rebuttal, recalcitrance, recantation, recoil, refusal, refutal, refutation, rejection, renitency, renouncement, renunciation, repercussion, repudiation, repugnance, repulse, resistance, retractation, retraction, revocation, revolt, scouting, showdown, spurning, squelch, standing against, subversion, swimming upstream, throwing out, traversal, turning out, undercurrent, undermining, unharmoniousness, upset, upsetting, variance

ROGET THESAURUS

contradiction

Contrariety

N contrariety, contrast, foil, antithesis, oppositeness, contradiction, antagonism, clashing, repugnance, inversion, the opposite, the reverse, the inverse, the converse, the antipodes, the antithesis, the other extreme, contrary, contrarious, contrariant, opposite, counter, dead against, converse, reverse, opposed, antithetical, contrasted, antipodean, antagonistic, opposing, conflicting, inconsistent, contradictory, at cross purposes, negative, hostile, differing toto coelo, diametrically opposite, diametrically opposed, as opposite as black and white, as opposite as light and darkness, as opposite as fire and water, as opposite as the poles, as different as night and day, Hyperion to a satyr, quite the contrary, quite the reverse, no such thing, just the other way, tout au contraire, contrarily, contra, contrariwise, per contra, on the contrary, nay rather, vice versa, on the other hand, all concord's born of contraries, Thesis, antithesis, synthesis.

Dissent

N dissent, discordance, difference diversity of opinion, nonconformity, protestantism, recusancy, schism, disaffection, secession, recantation, dissension, discontent, cavilling, protest, contradiction, noncompliance, dissentient, dissenter, non-juror, non-content, nonconformist, sectary, separatist, recusant, schismatic, protestant, heretic, refusal, dissenting, negative, dissident, dissentient, unconsenting, non-content, nonjuring, protestant, recusant, unconvinced, unconverted, unavowed, unacknowledged, out of the question, discontented, unwilling, extorted, sectarian, denominational, schismatic, heterodox, intolerant, no, at variance, at issue with, under protest, Int, God forbid!, not for the world, I'll be hanged if, never tell me, your humble servant, pardon me, many men many minds, quot homines tot sententiae, tant s'en faut, il s'en faut bien, no way, by no means, count me out.

Negation

N negation, abnegation, denial, disavowal, disclaimer, abjuration, contradiction, contravention, recusation, protest, recusancy, flat contradiction, emphatic contradiction, emphatic denial, dementi, qualification, repudiation, retraction, confutation, refusal, prohibition, denying, denied, contradictory, negative, negatory, recusant, at issue upon, no, nay, not, nowise, not a bit, not a whit, not a jot, not at all, nohow, not in the least, not so, negative, negatory, no way, no such thing, nothing of the kind, nothing of the sort, quite the contrary, tout au contraire, far from it, tant s'en faut, on no account, in no respect, by no, by no manner of means, negatively, never, never in a million years, at no time, there never was a greater mistake, I know better, non haec in faedera, a thousand times no.


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