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English Dictionary: contradictory by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
contradictory
adj
  1. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false; "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
  2. that confounds or contradicts or confuses
    Synonym(s): confounding, contradictory
  3. in disagreement; "the figures are at odds with our findings"; "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
    Synonym(s): at odds(p), conflicting, contradictory, self-contradictory
  4. unable to be both true at the same time
    Synonym(s): contradictory, mutually exclusive
n
  1. two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Contradictory \Con`tra*dict"o*ry\, a. [LL. contradictorius: cf.
      F. contradictoire.]
      1. Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been
            asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.
            [bd]Contradictory assertions.[b8] --South.
  
      2. Opposing or opposed; repugnant.
  
                     Schemes . . . contradictory to common sense.
                                                                              --Addisn.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Contradictory \Con`tra*dict"o*ry\, n.; pl. {Contradictories}.
      1. A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another;
            contrariety.
  
                     It is common with princes to will contradictories.
                                                                              --Bacon.
  
      2. pl. (Logic) propositions with the same terms, but opposed
            to each other both in quality and quantity.
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