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contradictory

[kon-truh-dik-tuh-ree]
adjective
1.
asserting the contrary or opposite; contradicting; inconsistent; logically opposite: contradictory statements.
2.
tending or inclined to contradict.
noun, plural contradictories.
3.
Logic. a proposition so related to a second that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin contrādictōrius, equivalent to contrādic(ere) (see contradict) + -tōrius -tory1

contradictorily, adverb
contradictoriness, noun
intercontradictory, adjective
noncontradictory, adjective, noun, plural noncontradictories.
uncontradictory, adjective


1. irreconcilable, paradoxical.
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contradictory (ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ)
 
adj
1.  inconsistent; incompatible
2.  given to argument and contention: a contradictory person
3.  logic contrary Compare subcontrary (of a pair of statements) unable both to be true or both to be false under the same circumstances
 
n , -ries
4.  logic a statement that cannot be true when a given statement is true or false when it is false
 
contra'dictorily
 
adv
 
contra'dictoriness
 
n

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contradictory
1530s, "mutually opposed, at variance," from L. contradictorius, from contradictorem, from contradicere (see contradiction). Meaning "fond of contradicting" is from 1891.
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