contradictorily

[ kon-truh-dik-tuh-ree ]SEE DEFINITION OF contradictorily
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Her clothes conceal and reveal, artfully and contradictorily and endlessly.

But motion at one time, and rest at another time, are not contradictorily opposed to each other.

This principle is that, of every two contradictorily opposed predicates, only one can belong to a conception.

And deep in her repentant heart she was contradictorily glad that Evelina and the baby were safe together down in the Cove.

But many of the details are vaguely and contradictorily stated.

He was to be taught to understand—nay, angelically he would understand at once—why she had behaved apparently so contradictorily.

For change is combination of contradictorily opposed determinations in the existence of one and the same thing.

The dying confessions are contradictorily reported, and all the reports are worthless.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "mutually opposed, at variance," from Late Latin contradictorius "containing a contradiction or objection," from contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Meaning "fond of contradicting" is from 1891. Used earlier as a noun (late 14c.).

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