Definitions of contradictory:
  • noun:   two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
  • adjective:   of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
    Example: "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
  • adjective:   unable to be both true at the same time
  • adjective:   that confounds or contradicts or confuses
  • adjective:   in disagreement
    Example: "Contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness- John Morley"

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