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1contradictory

noun con·tra·dic·to·ry \ˌkän-trə-ˈdik-t(ə-)rē\
plural con·tra·dic·to·ries

Definition of CONTRADICTORY

:  a proposition so related to another that if either of the two is true the other is false and if either is false the other must be true

First Known Use of CONTRADICTORY

14th century

2contradictory

adjective

: involving or having information that disagrees with other information : containing a contradiction

Full Definition of CONTRADICTORY

:  involving, causing, or constituting a contradiction <contradictory statements>
con·tra·dic·to·ri·ly \-t(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb
con·tra·dic·to·ri·ness \-t(ə-)rē-nəs\ noun

Examples of CONTRADICTORY

  1. <contradictory predictions regarding stock prices that were of no help to investors at all>

First Known Use of CONTRADICTORY

1656

Rhymes with CONTRADICTORY

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