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Meaning & Definition of Contradictory in English

English

Contradictory

/kɑntrədɪktəri/

noun

1. Two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time

    synonym:
  • contradictory

adjective

1. Of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false

  • "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
    synonym:
  • contradictory

2. That confounds or contradicts or confuses

    synonym:
  • confounding
  • ,
  • contradictory

3. In disagreement

  • "The figures are at odds with our findings"
  • "Contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- john morley
    synonym:
  • at odds(p)
  • ,
  • conflicting
  • ,
  • contradictory
  • ,
  • self-contradictory

4. Unable to be both true at the same time

    synonym:
  • contradictory
  • ,
  • mutually exclusive