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Synonyms for contradictory
ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tə ricon·tra·dic·to·ry

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  1. contradictoryadjective

    opposite, incompatible

  2. contradictoryadjective

    Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.

    incompatible, opposite

  3. contradictoryadjective

    That is itself a contradiction.

    opposite, incompatible

  4. contradictoryadjective

    That is diametrically opposed to something.

    incompatible, opposite

  5. contradictoryadjective

    Mutually exclusive.

    incompatible, opposite

  6. contradictoryadjective

    Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious

    opposite, incompatible

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictoryadjective

    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.

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

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

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictoryadjective

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

    consistent, synonymous, supportive, compatible

  2. contradictoryadjective

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

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

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

    synonymous, compatible, consistent, supportive

  3. confounding, contradictoryadjective

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses

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

    supportive, compatible, synonymous, consistent

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

    in disagreement

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

    compatible, synonymous, consistent, supportive

  5. contradictory, mutually exclusiveadjective

    unable to be both true at the same time

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

    compatible, consistent, supportive, synonymous

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictoryadjective

    opposite, contrary, inconsistent, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictoryadjective

    inconsistent, irreconcilable, paradoxical, opposing, contradicting

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    A great actor is not the one who showcases his acting skills, but the one who lives up to each individual's varied perceptions, making them believe to be right from their perspective, howsoever contradictory it may seem so!

  2. Tom Robbins:

    Maybe most people were fundamentally contradictory. The real people at any rate.

  3. Fidel Castro:

    The problem is that the reforms are being implemented in a piecemeal and contradictory fashion, they decentralized distribution, but not production. Food production through to consumption is a chain that is only as strong as its weakest link.

  4. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius:

    Others say it would be a bit contradictory to say, on the one hand, Minsk is being applied and on the other hand we are going to go (extend sanctions) until the end of year.

  5. Randy Frederick:

    Obviously they have to come to a consensus and certainly Yellen drives that more than anyone else but then everyone on the Board and even those that aren’t voters this year go out and say things that are that are completely contradictory, i’m not sure that the new Fed transparency is of any value if they all disagree with each other anyway.

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  • супярэчлі́выBelarusian
  • противополо́жен, противоре́чащ, противоречивBulgarian
  • contradictoriCatalan, Valencian
  • odporující, protichůdný, protikladný, protiřečící, neslučitelnýCzech
  • αντιφατικόςGreek
  • contradictorioSpanish
  • vastakkainen, ristiriitainenFinnish
  • contradictoireFrench
  • bréagnaitheachIrish
  • contraditorioGalician
  • असंगतHindi
  • հակասականArmenian
  • contrādictōriusLatin
  • противречен, противречие, спро́тивен, проти́вречен, контрадикцијаMacedonian
  • onverenigbaar, tegendraads, tegenstrijdig, tegenstrijdigheid, contradictorisch, tegengesteldDutch
  • motsigendeNorwegian
  • contradictòriOccitan
  • ныхмæлæууæгOssetian, Ossetic
  • contraditórioPortuguese
  • contradicție, contradictoriu, contrazicere, contrarRomanian
  • противоре́чащий, противополо́жный, противоречи́вый, несовмести́мыйRussian
  • motsatt, motstridigSwedish
  • суперечли́вийUkrainian

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    • A. malleable
    • B. fictile
    • C. pliable
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