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    contradictory

    contradictory - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contradictory

    Definition
    (noun) two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time Definition
    (adj) of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
    Example Sentence
    • `perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms
    Definition
    (adj) that confounds or contradicts or confuses
    Synonyms : confounding
    Definition
    (adj) in disagreement
    Example Sentence
    • the figures are at odds with our findings
    • contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness
    Definition
    (adj) unable to be both true at the same time
    Synonyms : mutually exclusive
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