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


Not by reason, for two contradictories in the same subject are impossible.

But these two Propositions are Contradictories, so that one or other of them must be true.

In each case one or the other of the two contradictories is not real.

Nor is their unity in contradictories, there being a repugnance in the very statement.

They are contradictories, that is, one must be, to the exclusion of the other.

Contradictories cannot both be true, nor can they both be false.

For it is common with princes, saith Tacitus, to will contradictories.

They constituted, so to say, the living synthesis of contradictories.

Reformation and revolution are "contraries" though not perhaps "contradictories."

There is a term in logic—dichotomy—a sharp division, a cutting in two, an opposing of contradictories.