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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 Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. contradictoryadjective

    opposite, contrary, inconsistent, repugnant

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contradictoryadjective

    inconsistent, irreconcilable, paradoxical, opposing, contradicting

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  1. Philippe Vignes:

    There are contradictory rumors, we need to be very careful.

  2. Yossi Melman:

    I stopped believing the reports from the official and semi-official media in Iran regarding the circumstances around the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, they are publishing various and even contradictory details : Assassins ? Motorcyclists ? A booby-trapped car ? A machine gun that fires automatically ? It seems to me that Iranian and Israeli intelligence to which this is attributed deals with psychological warfare, disinformation, and the obstruction of evidence.

  3. Dan Rutherford:

    The ICAO standard would not reduce that harm identified by the endangerment finding, it's contradictory that EPA would adopt a rule that doesn’t do that.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Translations for 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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