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McCann has tried to tell daters these contradicting traits generally don’t come in the same package.

He said scholarly studies can often contradict each other, which may explain why these conversations persist.

Those responses have sometimes contradicted previous guidance from the agency, leaving health care providers confused about how money can be used and what the agency would seek to claw back.

We can contradict the breach with every prayer, every policy, every sermon from every pulpit, and every call to the people.

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One of his early crimes, shown in flashback, appears to contradict that code.

Do the varied autopsy reports support or contradict witness testimony?

It would also contradict the official Ukrainian government line, which is that Russian personnel hit the button.

These orders must be specifically linked to his executive authority and must not contradict a statute passed by Congress.

And what if the parts we cannot see contradict the ones we do?

The report says, "In many cases, these NGO activities directly contradict American policies in support of peace efforts."

Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.

The circle around did not exactly contradict him, but exhibited expressive appearances of incredulity.

Certainly, replied the shorter man; and whatever Mr. Giles says it isnt our place to contradict him.

But yet let not any man judge: and let not a man be rebuked: for thy people are as they that contradict the priest.

Somebody presumes to contradict him, and clearly proves to him that what he says is untrue.


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On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contradict, such as: belie, contravene, counter, deny, differ, and disprove.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.