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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

Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity.
Madeleine M. Kunin

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

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

It is clear to me that people often want incompatible things. They want danger and excitement on the one hand, and safety and security on the other, and often simultaneously. Contradictory desires mean that life can never be wholly satisfying or without frustration.
Theodore Dalrymple

Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.
Carl von Clausewitz
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Contradictory Translations

contradictory in Spanish is opuesto
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