noun, plural con·tra·dic·to·ries.
- contradiction in terms,
Origin of contradictory
Examples from the Web for contradictorily
But many of the details are vaguely and contradictorily stated.
For change is combination of contradictorily opposed determinations in the existence of one and the same thing.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
Her clothes conceal and reveal, artfully and contradictorily and endlessly.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
He was to be taught to understand—nay, angelically he would understand at once—why she had behaved apparently so contradictorily.The Tragic Comedians, Complete|George Meredith
But motion at one time, and rest at another time, are not contradictorily opposed to each other.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
noun plural -ries
1530s, "mutually opposed, at variance," from Late Latin contradictorius "containing a contradiction or objection," from contradictus, past participle of contradicere (see contradiction). Meaning "fond of contradicting" is from 1891. Used earlier as a noun (late 14c.).