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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

Fusion food as a concept is kind of trying to quite consciously fuse things that are sometimes quite contradictory, sometimes quite far apart, to see if they'd work.
Yotam Ottolenghi

All people are paradoxical. No one is easily reducible, so I like characters who have contradictory impulses or shades of ambiguity. It's fun, and it's fun because it's hard.
Edward Norton

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

One might as well try to ride two horses moving in different directions, as to try to maintain in equal force two opposing or contradictory sets of desires.
Robert Collier

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Thomas Mann
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Contradictory Translations

contradictory in Spanish is opuesto
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