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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

Artists are not cheerleaders, and we're not the heads of tourism boards. We expose and discuss what is problematic, what is contradictory, what is hurtful and what is silenced in the culture we're in.
Junot Diaz

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

To be a preacher requires two apparently contradictory qualities: confidence and humility.
Timothy Radcliffe

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

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
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Contradictory Translations

contradictory in Spanish is opuesto
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