verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- contractual psychiatry,
- contradiction in terms,
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
Word Origin for contradict
1570s, "speak against," also "assert the contrary" (1580s), from Latin contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Related: Contradicted; contradicting; contradictive.