[kon-truh-dik-shuh s]


inclined to contradict; disputatious.

Origin of contradictious

First recorded in 1595–1605; contradict + -ious
Related formscon·tra·dic·tious·ly, adverbcon·tra·dic·tious·ness, nounun·con·tra·dic·tious, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for contradictious

Historical Examples of contradictious

  • 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.

  • Again, I lose two pennies every day on my wife; for she is contradictious, wilful, and passionate.

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