[ kon-truh-dik-tiv ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈdɪk tɪv /


tending or inclined to contradict; involving contradiction; contradictory.

Nearby words

  1. contradance,
  2. contradict,
  3. contradiction,
  4. contradiction in terms,
  5. contradictious,
  6. contradictory,
  7. contradistinction,
  8. contradistinguish,
  9. contrafactual,
  10. contrafissura

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for contradictive

  • 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