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Definitions of contradictory

  1. two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Contradictoriness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. A proposition that is the absolute denial of another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A proposition which denies or opposes another in all its terms; contrariety. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. In logic, a proposition opposed to another in all its terms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Contradictorily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. unable to be both true at the same time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Opposing or opposed; repugnant. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Opposite; denying; given to opposition. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Affirming the contrary; opposite; inconsistent; given to contradiction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Affirming the contrary; inconsistent; opposite; of propositions having the same terms, but differing in quantity and quality. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Affirming the contrary; containing a denial of what has been asserted; inconsistent. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for contradictory

  1. These statements are contradictory – The Last Poems of Ovid by Ovid
  2. Is there any thing contradictory in these various statements? – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
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