Definitions of contradiction

  1. the speech act of contradicting someone; "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency; incongruity or contrariety; one who, or that which, is inconsistent. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. The act of saying the opposite; denial. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Act of contradicting: a speaking against: denial: inconsistency. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Contrary assertion; denial; inconsistency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. The act of contradicting; inconsistency; direct negation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

Usage examples for contradiction

  1. Were the sufferings of the Lord only the sufferings which came from the contradiction of sinners against Himself? – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  2. But it is not a contradiction – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot