I adjective abjuratory, absonant, adversative, adverse, antagonistic, antithetical, asserting the contrary, asserting the opposite, at odds, at variance, clashing, conflicting, confutative, confuting, contradicting, contradistinct, contraindicatmg, contrapositive, contrarious, contrarius, contrary, contrary to reason, contrasted, contravening, converse, counter, counteractant, countervailing, counterworking, denying, diametrically opposite, disagreeing, disclaiming, discordant, discrepant, dissentient, dissenting, diversus, in the opposite scale, inconsistent, inverse, irreconcilable, negating, negatory, obverse, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, rebutting, refutative, refutatory, refuting, repugnans, repugnant, reverse, tout au contraire, unreconciled associated concepts: contradiction of a writing, contradictory evidence, contradictory findings, contradictory instructions, contradictory statement foreign phrases:
- Allegans contraria non est audiendus. — One making contradictory allegations is not to be heard
- Cum duo inter se pugnantia reperiuntur in testamento, ultimum ratum est. — When two things repugnant to each other are found in a will, the last shall be confirmed
II index adverse (opposite), antipathetic (oppositional), contrary, different, discordant, disparate, hostile, illogical, incongruous, inconsistent, negative, opposite, polemic, repugnant (incompatible)

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  • contradictory — (adj.) 1530s, mutually opposed, at variance, from L.L. contradictorius containing a contradiction or objection, from contradictus, pp. of contradicere (see CONTRADICTION (Cf. contradiction)). Meaning fond of contradicting is from 1891. Used… …   Etymology dictionary

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