Definitions of contradiction

  1. opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (logic) a statement that is necessarily false; "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; contrary declaration; gainsaying. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. The act of saying the opposite; denial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. Act of contradicting: a speaking against: denial: inconsistency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Contrary assertion; denial; inconsistency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The act of contradicting; inconsistency; direct negation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Assertion to the contrary; contrary statement; denial; opposition; repugnancy; inconsistency with itself. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A contrary statement; an assertion opposed to what has been said; inconsistency with itself; opposition in any way. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Denial; opposition; statement contradicting another; inconsistency; c. in terms, plainly self-contradictory statement or words, as \'almost quite ready\' is a c. in terms. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. n. Verbal denial; —an assertion of the contrary to what has been affirmed; —direct opposition or repugnancy; contrariety. Cabinet Dictionary
  14. Verbal opposition, controversial assertion ; opposition; in consistency, incongruity ; contrariety in thought or effect. Complete Dictionary