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contradictory

kon truh dik tuh ree

  • n  two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time
  • s  of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
    `perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms
  • s  that confounds or contradicts or confuses
  • s  in disagreement
    contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"- John Morley
  • s  unable to be both true at the same time

  • Besides being effing genius, the conceit allows Moore to run amok in the basement storage of 20th century culture, plucking out the strange and angry and contradictory bits that .
  • For Coupland, the letter "X" was meant to signify the generation's random, ambiguous, contradictory ways.
  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is something else, an eccentric of complex, contradictory and exhausting character most of us hardly know.
News & Articles

  • AEG CEO cites conflicting info on Jackson health
    The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts says he received contradictory and confusing information about the singer's health just days before his death.
    June 13, 2013 - Channel 8 San Diego
  • State of the Queer Arts
    I have always thought of Baltimore as a “queer” city. Beyond just the common definition of the word, Baltimore is the proud black sheep of the East Coast megalopolis. A city with as many layered, often contradictory, ever-changing personas as there are half-complete sets of fake eyelashes clumped together in the corner of my medicine cabinet. It’s where marginalized people of all identities ...
    June 11, 2013 - Baltimore City Paper
  • Prices going up for new homes
    It may seem contradictory, but as new home prices continue to go up across Middle Tennessee, builders have this advice for customers - there may never be a better time to buy than today.
    June 9, 2013 - The Tennessean
Quotes

  • Lee Terry in ABC News
    My views were was that this was Democrat posturing and a witch hunt,Terry said. "My trust in him in that position has taken a hit because of these contradictory statements by him."
  • Alvaro Uribe in Forbes
    The reports we received about a possible tsunami are contradictory so we've asked that, according to emergency disaster plans, authorities immediately begin the partial evacuation of Tumaco,said Uribe.
  • Garry Kasparov in Forbes
    What you've heard is all lies,Kasparov said after the sentence was read. "The testimony is contradictory. There was not a single word of truth."

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