So it is that Romanticism is a basket of ideas, many of them contradictory.
Fewer than 24 hours before voting begins, confusion reigns and contradictory information is bandied about.
How is it possible to resolve all these contradictory claims?
1530s, "mutually opposed, at variance," from Late Latin contradictorius "containing a contradiction or objection," from contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Meaning "fond of contradicting" is from 1891. Used earlier as a noun (late 14c.).