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contradictious | contradictive | contradictor | contradictorily | contradictoriness | contradictory | contradistinct | contradistinction | contradistinctive | contradistinguish | contrafagetto

contradictory

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Adjective, Noun
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CIDE DICTIONARY

contradictorya. [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.].
  •  Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.  South.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Opposing or opposed; repugnant.  [1913 Webster]
    "Schemes . . . contradictory to common sense."  [1913 Webster]
contradictoryn. 
  •  A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety.  [1913 Webster]
    "It is common with princes to will contradictories."  [1913 Webster]
  •  propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

contradictory, adj.
1 expressing a denial or opposite statement.
2 (of statements etc.) mutually opposed or inconsistent.
3 (of a person) inclined to contradict.
4 Logic (of two propositions) so related that one and only one must be true.

Derivative
contradictorily adv. contradictoriness n.
Etymology
ME f. LL contradictorius (as CONTRADICT)

THESAURUS

contradictory

abjuratory, abnegative, absonant, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, alien, ambiguous, ambivalent, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antipode, antipodean, antipole, antithesis, antithetic, antithetical, antonymous, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, balancing, breakaway, clashing, compensating, competitive, con, conflicting, confounding, confronting, confutative, confuting, contra, contradicting, contradistinct, contrapositive, contrarious, contrary, contrary to reason, contrasted, converse, counter, counteractant, counteracting, counteractive, counterbalancing, counterpoised, counterpole, countervailing, counterworking, cranky, cross, crotchety, dead against, denying, differing, disaccordant, disaffirming, disagreeable, disagreeing, disallowing, disavowing, disclaiming, discordant, discrepant, disharmonious, disowning, disproportionate, dissentient, dissident, dissonant, divergent, enemy, eyeball to eyeball, fallacious, faulty, flawed, fractious, grating, hostile, illogical, immiscible, inaccordant, inauthentic, incompatible, inconclusive, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsequential, inconsistent, inharmonious, inimical, invalid, inverse, irrational, jangling, jarring, loose, negating, negative, negatory, nonconformist, noncooperative, nonscientific, not following, nullifying, obstinate, obverse, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, oppugnant, out of accord, out of whack, overthwart, paradoxical, paralogical, perverse, polar, reactionary, reasonless, recalcitrant, recanting, refractory, refutative, refutatory, refuting, renitent, renunciative, renunciatory, repudiative, repugnant, resistant, reverse, revocative, revocatory, revolutionary, rival, self-annulling, self-contradictory, self-refuting, senseless, squared off, unauthentic, uncongenial, unconnected, uncooperative, unfavorable, unfriendly, unharmonious, unphilosophical, unpropitious, unreasonable, unscientific, variant, without reason

ROGET THESAURUS

contradictory

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.

Counter Evidence

N counter evidence, evidence on the other side, evidence on the other hand, conflicting evidence, contradictory evidence, opposing evidence, disproof, refutation, negation, plea, vindication, counter protest, 'tu quoque' argument, other side of the shield, other side of the coin, reverse of the shield, countervailing, contradictory, unattested, unauthenticated, unsupported by evidence, supposititious, on the contrary, per contra.

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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