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Synonyms for contradictory
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contradictory(adj)

    two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time

    Antonyms:
    consistent, synonymous, supportive, compatible

  2. contradictory(adj)

    of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false

    "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"

    Synonyms:
    mutually exclusive, conflicting, at odds(p), confounding, self-contradictory

    Antonyms:
    synonymous, compatible, consistent, supportive

  3. confounding, contradictory(adj)

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses

    Synonyms:
    mutually exclusive, conflicting, at odds(p), confounding, self-contradictory

    Antonyms:
    supportive, compatible, synonymous, consistent

  4. at odds(p), conflicting, contradictory, self-contradictory(adj)

    in disagreement

    "the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley

    Antonyms:
    compatible, synonymous, consistent, supportive

  5. contradictory, mutually exclusive(adj)

    unable to be both true at the same time

    Synonyms:
    mutually exclusive, conflicting, at odds(p), confounding, self-contradictory

    Antonyms:
    compatible, consistent, supportive, synonymous

Wiktionary

  1. contradictory(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    opposite, incompatible

  2. contradictory(adjective)

    That contradicts something, such as an argument.

    Synonyms:
    incompatible, opposite

  3. contradictory(adjective)

    That is itself a contradiction.

    Synonyms:
    opposite, incompatible

  4. contradictory(adjective)

    That is diametrically opposed to something.

    Synonyms:
    incompatible, opposite

  5. contradictory(adjective)

    Mutually exclusive.

    Synonyms:
    incompatible, opposite

  6. contradictory(adjective)

    Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious

    Synonyms:
    opposite, incompatible

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contradictory(a)

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    Synonyms:
    alien, alien, conflicting, contrary, contrasted, distant, foreign, hostile, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    Antonyms:
    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Preposition:
    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contradictory(a.)

    Synonyms:
    opposite, contrary, inconsistent, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contradictory(a)

    Synonyms:
    inconsistent, irreconcilable, paradoxical, opposing, contradicting

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How to use contradictory in a sentence?

  1. Jerome Powell:

    We are now facing a somewhat contradictory picture of generally strong U.S. macroeconomic performance alongside growing evidence of cross-currents. Common sense risk management suggests patiently waiting greater clarity.

  2. George Orwell:

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

  3. Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic:

    The situation is contradictory, we invited people to stay at home to avoid spreading of the corona virus, and now we are advising them to leave their homes.

  4. Jerry Nadler:

    I'm not going to speculate on a timeline, we want to finish the process as expeditiously as possible and thoroughly... that the American people see what the evidence is - what the contradictory evidence is if any - and if it's going to be done, it's got to be done right and whatever time required it takes.

  5. Terry Pratchett, Jingo:

    It could not be happening because this sort of thing did not happen. Any contradictory evidence could be safely ignored.


Translations for contradictory

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  • супярэчлі́выBelarusian
  • противоре́чащ, противоречив, противополо́женBulgarian
  • contradictoriCatalan, Valencian
  • neslučitelný, protikladný, protiřečící, protichůdný, odporujícíCzech
  • αντιφατικόςGreek
  • contradictorioSpanish
  • vastakkainen, ristiriitainenFinnish
  • contradictoireFrench
  • bréagnaitheachIrish
  • contraditorioGalician
  • असंगतHindi
  • հակասականArmenian
  • contrādictōriusLatin
  • проти́вречен, контрадикција, спро́тивен, противречие, противреченMacedonian
  • tegenstrijdig, tegendraads, tegenstrijdigheid, contradictorisch, tegengesteld, onverenigbaarDutch
  • motsigendeNorwegian
  • contradictòriOccitan
  • ныхмæлæууæгOssetian, Ossetic
  • contraditórioPortuguese
  • contrazicere, contrar, contradicție, contradictoriuRomanian
  • противоре́чащий, несовмести́мый, противоречи́вый, противополо́жныйRussian
  • motstridig, motsattSwedish
  • суперечли́вийUkrainian

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