Contradictorily vs. Contradictory - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Contradictory

    In classical logic, a contradiction consists of a logical incompatibility between two or more propositions. It occurs when the propositions, taken together, yield two conclusions which form the logical, usually opposite inversions of each other. Illustrating a general tendency in applied logic, Aristotle's law of noncontradiction states that "One cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect and at the same time."

Wiktionary

  • Contradictorily (adverb)

    In a contradictory manner

    "She said not to come over, but then she contradictorily demanded I come get her."

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    That contradicts something, such as an argument.

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    That is itself a contradiction.

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    That is diametrically opposed to something.

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    Mutually exclusive.

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.

  • Contradictory (noun)

    Either of a pair of propositions, that cannot both be true or both be false.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    mutually opposed or inconsistent

    "the two studies came to contradictory conclusions"

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    containing elements which are inconsistent

    "politically he exhibited contradictory behaviour"

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    (of two propositions) so related that one and only one must be true.

  • Contradictory (noun)

    a contradictory proposition.

Webster Dictionary

  • Contradictorily (adverb)

    In a contradictory manner.

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; also, mutually contradicting; inconsistent.

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    Opposing or opposed; repugnant.

  • Contradictory (noun)

    A proposition or thing which denies or opposes another; contrariety.

  • Contradictory (noun)

    propositions with the same terms, but opposed to each other both in quality and quantity.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Contradictorily (adverb)

    in a contradictory manner;

    "he argued contradictarily"

  • Contradictory (noun)

    two propositions are contradictories if both cannot be true (or both cannot be false) at the same time

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false;

    "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    in disagreement;

    "the figures are at odds with our findings"

    "contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness"

  • Contradictory (adjective)

    unable to be both true at the same time

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