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


tending or inclined to contradict; involving contradiction; contradictory.

Origin of contradictive

First recorded in 1620–30; contradict + -ive

Related forms

con·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