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Definition of Contradictory

Contradictory

  1. Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.
  2. Opposing or opposed; repugnant.
  3. A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety.
  4. propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity.

Contradictory Quotations

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
George Orwell

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Saint Augustine

The 'morality of compromise' sounds contradictory. Compromise is usually a sign of weakness, or an admission of defeat. Strong men don't compromise, it is said, and principles should never be compromised.
Andrew Carnegie

Reality is contradictory. And it's paradoxical.
Tom Robbins

As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
Charles Baudelaire
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Contradictory Translations

contradictory in Spanish is opuesto

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