Contradictory definition

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Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction.

Contradictory reports about the vaccine's effectiveness.

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Either of two propositions related in such a way that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.
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Involving a contradiction; inconsistent.
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Given to contradicting.

The contradictory council members often ended up squabbling.

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Inclined to contradict or deny.
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Something that contradicts; an opposite.
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(logic) Either of two proportions so related that only one can be true and, likewise, only one can be false.
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That contradicts something, such as an argument.
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That is itself a contradiction.
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That is diametrically opposed to something.
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Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
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(logic) Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.
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The definition of contradictory is things that cannot both be true, or that are at odds with each other so that if one is correct, the other is not.

When you believe the answer is yes and someone else believes the answer is no, this is an example of a situation where you have contradictory opinions.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contradictory
Plural:
contradictories