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contradictive (ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktɪv) 



  1. (literary) tending or serving to contradict

contradict (ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkt Pronunciation for contradict



  1. (transitive) to affirm the opposite of (a proposition, statement, etc)
  2. (transitive) to declare (a proposition, statement, etc) to be false or incorrect; deny
  3. (intransitive) to be argumentative or contrary
  4. (transitive) to be inconsistent with (a proposition, theory, etc)   ⇒ the facts contradicted his theory
  5. (intransitive) (of two or more facts, principles, etc) to be at variance; be in contradiction

Derived Forms

ˌcontraˈdictable adjective
ˌcontraˈdicter, ˌcontraˈdictor noun
ˌcontraˈdictive, ˌcontraˈdictious adjective
ˌcontraˈdictively, ˌcontraˈdictiously adverb
ˌcontraˈdictiveness, ˌcontraˈdictiousness noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin contrādīcere, from contra- + dīcere to speak, say


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