noun, plural con·tra·dic·to·ries.
Origin of contradictory
Synonyms for contradictory
Related Words for contradictorilyseparately, individually, variously, negatively, adversely, unusually, abnormally, antagonistically, antithetically, asymmetrically, conflictingly, contradictorily, contrarily, contrastingly, contrastively, discordantly, disparately, distinctively, divergently, diversely
Examples from the Web for contradictorily
Historical Examples of contradictorily
Her clothes conceal and reveal, artfully and contradictorily and endlessly.I, Mary MacLane
But motion at one time, and rest at another time, are not contradictorily opposed to each other.
This principle is that, of every two contradictorily opposed predicates, only one can belong to a conception.
And deep in her repentant heart she was contradictorily glad that Evelina and the baby were safe together down in the Cove.His "Day In Court"
Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
But many of the details are vaguely and contradictorily stated.
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.).