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[kon-truh-dik-shuh s] /ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk ʃəs/
inclined to contradict; disputatious.
Archaic. self-contradictory.
Origin of contradictious
First recorded in 1595-1605; contradict + -ious
Related forms
contradictiously, adverb
contradictiousness, noun
uncontradictious, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was simply a contradictious action, as there was no warranty for it in vert and venison.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • There's a-many always wants to read the bit that's tore off, showin' a contradictious temper like.

    When Ghost Meets Ghost

    William Frend De Morgan
  • I have been to see her this evening and found her of uncertain temper, and inclined to be contradictious.

    The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne William J. Locke
  • Again, I lose two pennies every day on my wife; for she is contradictious, wilful, and passionate.

    Mediaeval Tales Various
  • She knew not what to make of her niece, who had suddenly become stern and contradictious.

    Washington Square Henry James
  • Our next, which is very brief, is a still more striking instance of this contradictious and exclusive spirit.

  • Perhaps then you would have understood the contradictious girl, as well as I did.

    The Measure of a Man Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

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