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contradictory

1. Logic (of a pair of statements) unable both to be true or both to be false under the same circumstances
2. Logic a statement that cannot be true when a given statement is true or false when it is false
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wicked imposture, contradictory to the Holy Scriptures.
She was truly vexed over the letter; and yet, so contradictory a thing is the feminine heart, even at twelve years old, I think she was a little flattered by it also.
This discovery, suddenly throwing light on all those families of one or two children, which had hitherto been so incomprehensible to her, aroused so many ideas, reflections, and contradictory emotions, that she had nothing to say, and simply gazed with wide-open eyes of wonder at Anna.
And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.
Contradictory things to wish,' said Bella, 'but my life and fortunes are so contradictory altogether that what can I expect myself to be
The latest statement PDSH leader Menduh Tachi gave is considered to be tendentious and dreamy because the two parties have contradictory platforms, consider from BDI.
Missions of expertise for conducting pre contradictory findings in the work of sections concerned with the GSP made by "Expert"
WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (KUNA) -- Billionaire candidate Donald Trump continues to enjoy high ratings from Republican voters despite his controversial and contradictory statements on US foreign policy.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter is waiting for the outcome of investigations into allegations that Cameroon players were involved in match-fixing at the World Cup amid contradictory statements about the claims.
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Contradictory reports are pouring on Iraqi president Jalal Talabani's health amid political turmoil that pushing Talabani's health in their political wrangling and deals.
Moreover, such statements represent a flagrant interference in the internal affairs of the Kingdom which is contradictory to the principles of mutual respect, good neighboring.
Campaigner Chris Crean said: "Including a strong definition of sustainable development in the new planning guidelines is an important step forward, but this is undermined by confusing and contradictory information in the rest of the document.