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  1. tending or inclined to contradict; involving contradiction; contradictory.
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Origin of contradictive

First recorded in 1620–30; contradict + -ive
Related formscon·tra·dic·tive·ly, adverbcon·tra·dic·tive·ness, nounun·con·tra·dic·tive, adjective
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Examples from the Web for contradictive

Historical Examples

  • A cross, captious, and contradictive spirit and conduct, delighting in opposition to the judgment of the church and her rulers.

    The Divine Right of Church Government

    Sundry Ministers Of Christ Within The City Of London