contradictory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “contradictory” in the English Dictionary

"contradictory" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˌkɒn.trəˈdɪk.tər.i/  us   /ˌkɑːn.trəˈdɪk.tɚ-/
C2 If two or more ​facts, ​pieces of ​advice, etc. are contradictory, they are very different from each other: I ​keep getting contradictory ​advice - some ​peopletell me to ​keep it ​warm and some ​tell me to put ​ice on it.
(Definition of contradictory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contradictory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对立的, 相互矛盾的, 不一致的…
in Turkish çelişkili, birbirine zıt/aykırı…
in Russian противоречивый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對立的, 相互矛盾的, 不一致的…
in Polish sprzeczny…
What is the pronunciation of contradictory?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “contradictory”

Word of the Day


to succeed in finishing something or reaching an aim, especially after a lot of work or effort

Word of the Day

Take the rough with the smooth (Idioms to describe dealing with problems)
Take the rough with the smooth (Idioms to describe dealing with problems)
by Kate Woodford,
October 07, 2015
Readers of this blog will know that from time to time, we focus on frequent idioms. This week, we’re looking at idioms that we use to describe the way we deal with – or fail to deal with – problems and difficult situations. Starting with the positive, if you are in a

Read More 

face training noun
face training noun
October 05, 2015
a system of facial exercises designed to tone the facial muscles and improve the skin

Read More