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Synonyms for contradiction
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃəncon·tra·dic·tion

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  1. contradictionnoun

    A proposition that is false for all values of its variables.



English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradiction

    absurdity, demonstration, nonsense, paradox, sophism

    axiom, truism

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradiction

    repugnance, contrariety, inconsistency, incompatibility

    harmony, coincidence, concurrence, affirmation, proof, statement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradictionnoun

    opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

    contradiction in terms

  2. contradiction, contradiction in termsnoun

    (logic) a statement that is necessarily false

    "the statement `he is brave and he is not brave' is a contradiction"

    contradiction in terms

  3. contradictionnoun

    the speech act of contradicting someone

    "he spoke as if he thought his claims were immune to contradiction"

    contradiction in terms

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contradictionnoun

    gainsaying, denial

  2. contradictionnoun

    opposition, contrariety, incongruity, antagonism, clashing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contradictionnoun

    gainsaying, opposition, contrariety, antagonism, paradox, inconsistency

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  1. Aaron Wright:

    This persons life is in such a contradiction to the faith that we see no evidence that they are a Christian.

  2. Hazlitt:

    Man is an intellectual animal, therefore an everlasting contradiction to himself. His senses centre in himself, his ideas reach to the ends of the universe; so that he is torn in pieces between the two without the possibility of its ever being otherwise. A mere physical being or a pure spirit can alone be satisfied with itself.

  3. Josep Roig:

    Migration and mobility are often portrayed and perceived as a threat, and a burden for local communities rather than an opportunity and benefit - this is a contradiction of reality.

  4. Niall MacDermot:

    'State intelligence,' like 'military intelligence' and 'woman friend,' is a contradiction in terms.

  5. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    I can tell you without fear of contradiction there will be no government shutdown.

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