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contradictory

adjective abjuratory, absonant, adverse, antagonistic, antithetical, asserting the contrary, asserting the opposite, at odds, at variance, conflicting, confutative, confuting, contradicting, contrapositive, contrarious, contrarius, contrary, contrary to reason, contrasted, converse, counter, counteractant, countervailing, denying, diametrically opposite, disclaiming, discordant, discrepant, dissentient, diversus, in the opposite scale, inconsistent, inverse, irreconcilable, negating, negatory, obverse, opponent, opposed, opposing, opposite, oppositional, oppositive, refutatory, refuting, repugnans, reverse, tout au contraire, unreconciled
Associated concepts: contradiction of a writing, contradiccory evidence, contradictory findings, contradictory instruccions, contradictory statement
Foreign phrases: Allegans contraria non est audiendus.One making contradictory allegations is not to be heard. Cum duo inter se pugnantia reperiuntur in testamento, ultimum ratum est. When two things repugnant to each other are found in a will, the last shall be confirmed.
See also: adverse, antipathetic, contrary, different, discordant, disparate, hostile, illogical, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, negative, opposite, polemic, repugnant
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Contradictorily, while Forster intends to have this gift be given, he also manages to have it withdrawn, and after he has it withdrawn, he again wishes to have it given.
Considered apart from myth, and myth's dialectical relation to ritual, anatomical features carved on house walls, etched into bamboo flutes or tattooed on brides' faces morph into property whose possession is forever moot, leading Strathern implicitly to adopt the concept of ownership she denigrates as peculiarly Western and, just as contradictorily, to fall into the trap of 'identify[ing] things by their attributes .
Somewhat contradictorily, Avishai maintains that Portnoy's Complaint also transcends its particular historical moment because its themes were "latent in any bourgeois decade.
It is hard to think of another artist so thoroughly and contradictorily identified with more than fifty years of vibrant artistic innovation and experiment and with the constraining temporalities of trauma and personal eccentricity.
The one topic that the contributors deliberately do not address is Shakespeare's own religious beliefs, a topic that Robert Miola suggests 'reads Shakespeare and early modern culture variously, and sometimes contradictorily, to support the same predetermined thesis, that Shakespeare was a secret Catholic'-a strategy he feels unlikely to generate productive scholarly debate (Jackson and Marotti p.
In turn, we can see that gender and race as structuring forces, subsequently, shape agency contradictorily, which can generate action and inaction simultaneously.
Avery both questions and confirms what constitutes "core" membership of Bloomsbury, using the example of the MacCarthys to illustrate how Bloomsbury's members somewhat contradictorily resisted attempts to fix their group identity even as they worked to define it.
Contradictorily, he soon after avers: "We were naturally a hail-fellow-well-met crowd, with standards of our own--no worse, I daresay, than other people's; but polish was not one of them" (29).
believe in haunted houses than believe that climate change is the result of human activities and, perhaps somewhat contradictorily, more than 90% of institutional investors claimed to want some exposure to environmental private-equity strategies.
Whilst contradictorily arguing the right of 'Jews' to have a homeland.