contradiction

[ kon-truh-dik-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF contradiction
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This explosion of the doctor's meant that he invited and awaited some contradiction.

You may be inclined to think this a contradiction, for all such promptings to crime must be base.

Here is a contradiction which it seems to me can scarcely be reconciled.

People who will be dealing in contradiction ought to pay for it.

I am aware that what I am now saying appears to be in contradiction with my other statements.

Here was a contradiction in their conduct that they never so much as caught sight of.

And, having (naturally) developed this into a contradiction, she then tries 5d.

Thus we are led to infer that the contradiction is an appearance only, and witchery of the senses.

First, the contradiction must be at the same time and in the same relation.

This leads him into a tiresome digression, which is intended to explain the nature of contradiction.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French contradiction or directly from Latin contradictionem (nominative contradictio) "a reply, objection, counterargument," noun of action from past participle stem of contradicere, in classical Latin contra dicere "to speak against," from contra "against" (see contra) + dicere "to speak" (see diction).

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