verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of contradict
Examples from the Web for contradictor
To threaten every contradictor with severe punishment was an inquisitor's argument, and scarcely admitted of a reply.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
But it went, he said, just like a decreet in absence, and was lost for want of a contradictor.Red Gauntlet|Sir Walter Scott
The silence and the empty chair beside her quickly reminded her that her contradictor was gone—perhaps forever.
Therefore all the ancient churches, without one contradictor that ever I read of, did use many such.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
But he liked a listener and he loved to thresh out every question immediately and to put down the contradictor.A Tatter of Scarlet|S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for contradictor
Word Origin for contradict
Word Origin and History for contradictor
1570s, "speak against," also "assert the contrary" (1580s), from Latin contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Related: Contradicted; contradicting; contradictive.