con·​tra·​dict·​ing ˌkän-trə-ˈdik-tiŋ How to pronounce contradicting (audio)
: implying, causing, or being a contradiction : contradictory
contradicting statements
The detectives found contradicting evidence.
… dramatically different interactions and effects (if any) on live cells and tissue that can result in contradicting conclusions.Science

Word History


from present participle of contradict

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of contradicting was in 1610

Dictionary Entries Near contradicting

Cite this Entry

“Contradicting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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