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Meaning of contradictory

con•tra•dic•to•ry

Pronunciation: (kon"tru-dik'tu-rē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -ries.
—adj.
  1. asserting the contrary or opposite; contradicting; inconsistent; logically opposite: contradictory statements.
  2. tending or inclined to contradict.
—n.
  1. a proposition so related to a second that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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