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

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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. contradictoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    opposite, incompatible

  2. contradictoryadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    incompatible, opposite

  3. contradictoryadjective

    That is itself a contradiction.

    Synonyms:
    opposite, incompatible

  4. contradictoryadjective

    That is diametrically opposed to something.

    Synonyms:
    incompatible, opposite

  5. contradictoryadjective

    Mutually exclusive.

    Synonyms:
    incompatible, opposite

  6. contradictoryadjective

    Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious

    Synonyms:
    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.

    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.

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

    Antonyms:
    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    synonymous, compatible, consistent, supportive

  3. confounding, contradictoryadjective

    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-contradictoryadjective

    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 exclusiveadjective

    unable to be both true at the same time

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

    Antonyms:
    compatible, consistent, supportive, synonymous

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    opposite, contrary, inconsistent, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contradictoryadjective

    Synonyms:
    inconsistent, irreconcilable, paradoxical, opposing, contradicting

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1639remote
#3036mixed
#3929strange
#5096unlike
#5425opposite
#5966alien
#6114opposed
#6811contrary
#7392inappropriate
#8346competing
#9085distant
#9520controversial
#12012inconsistent
#12170hostile
#12575opposing
#13150irrelevant
#15258conflicting
#17090incompatible
#17944contradiction
#22335contradictory
#33316contrasted
#43073paradoxical
#45950ambivalent
#46040adversarial
#46070confounding
#52405contradicting
#52578unconnected
#109233impertinent

How to use contradictory in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Martin Firestone:

    My people are going for the vaccine, but they’re going to stay the season, i hear they’re not having much of a problem getting them, which is so contradictory to what you’re reading about the line-ups and the problems Florida residents are having.

  3. Richard Soliz thanks:

    It was just not knowing, and what I did know was confusing and contradictory, so when a person is not totally convinced of something and doesn't have the proper information to determine a yay or nay, perhaps they'll do what I did and do nothing.

  4. Adam Rippon:

    I don’t think he has a real concept of reality, to stand by some of the things that Donald Trump has said and for Mike Pence to say he’s a devout Christian man is completely contradictory.If he’s okay with what’s being said about people and Americans and foreigners and about different countries that are being called ‘s***holes,’I think he should really go to church.

  5. Chief Executive Mario Mehren:

    Wintershall will do both in coming years, save and invest. Those goals are not contradictory.


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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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