Con`tra*dict"o*ry (?), a. [LL. contradictorius: cf. F. contradictoire.]


Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.

"Contradictory assertions."



Opposing or opposed; repugnant.

Schemes . . . contradictory to common sense. Addisn.


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Con`tra*dict"o*ry, n.; pl. Contradictories ().


A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety.

It is common with princes to will contradictories. Bacon.

2. pl. Logic

propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity.


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