- to assert the contrary or opposite of; deny directly and categorically.
- to speak contrary to the assertions of: to contradict oneself.
- (of an action or event) to imply a denial of: His way of life contradicts his stated principles.
- Obsolete. to speak or declare against; oppose.
- to utter a contrary statement.
Origin of contradict
Synonyms for contradict
Antonyms for contradict
Examples from the Web for uncontradicted
Historical Examples of uncontradicted
They have been unrefuted, uncontradicted in any of their details.The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
As the uncontradicted idea is, for the time, reality, so is it a motor impulse.The Behavior of Crowds
Everett Dean Martin
As to the statement being in the books it is uncontradicted.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12)
Robert G. Ingersoll
You had the range of every court in Europe uncontradicted by us.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Vol. I
And it remained, for the first time, uncontradicted by anybody.The Streets of Ascalon
Robert W. Chambers
- (tr) to affirm the opposite of (a proposition, statement, etc)
- (tr) to declare (a proposition, statement, etc) to be false or incorrect; deny
- (intr) to be argumentative or contrary
- (tr) to be inconsistent with (a proposition, theory, etc)the facts contradicted his theory
- (intr) (of two or more facts, principles, etc) to be at variance; be in contradiction
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.