Definition of contradictory in English Dictionary

  • NomPLcontradictoriesPREcontra-SUF-ory
    1. (logic) Any of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.
      1. If one proposition is the negation of another, it follows trivially from the definition that the two propositions are contradictories. The converse does not hold. Two propositions can be contradictories without either being the negation of the other. For example:    3) John is more than six feet tall and    4) John is either exactly six feet tall or else less than six feet tall are contradictories, but neither is the negation of the other. Negation is one way, but not the only way, of forming a contradictory.
  • AdjectifCOMmore contradictorySUPmost contradictory
    1. That contradicts something, such as an argument.
      1. That is itself a contradiction.
        1. That is diametrically opposed to something.
          1. Mutually exclusive.
            1. Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
            2. Plus d'exemples
              1. Utilisé au milieu de la phrase
                • Cognitive dissonance exists when a person possesses two cognitions, one of which is contradictory to the other
                • The witness knitted his testimony from contradictory pieces of hearsay.
            • Partie du discours Hiérarchie
              1. Adjectifs
                • Noms
                  • Noms Dénombrable

                Other Vocabulary

                Mots semblables
                1. en contradictor
                2. en contradictors
                3. en contradicter
                4. en contradicters
                5. fr contradictoire
                Source: Wiktionnaire

                Meaning of contradictory for the defined word.

                Grammaticalement, ce mot "contradictory" est un adjectif. C'est aussi un nom, plus spécifiquement, un noms dénombrable.
                Difficulté: Niveau 3
                Facile     ➨     Difficile
                Définition: Niveau 8
                Précis    ➨     Polyvalent