Synonyms of 'contradiction'
1 conflictDictionary, inconsistency, contravention
They see no contradiction in using violence to bring about a religious state.
2 negationDictionary, opposite, denial
What he does is a contradiction of what he says.
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If there is an antithesis between two things, there is a contrast between them.
the antithesis between instinct and reason
He denied that the new laws were a contravention of fundamental rights.
Thesaurus for contradiction from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you describe an aspect of a situation as a contradiction , you mean that it is completely different from other aspects, and so makes the situation confused or difficult to understand .