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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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Things are censured either as impossible, or irrational, or morally hurtful, or contradictory, or contrary to artistic correctness.
At other times I thought that perhaps after all these treacherous savages had made away with him, and thence the confusion into which they were thrown by my questions, and their contradictory answers, or he might be a captive in some other part of the valley, or, more dreadful still, might have met with that fate at which my very soul shuddered.
But for this strange kind of secrecy maintained by them relative to their engagement, which in fact concealed nothing at all, she could not account; and it was so wholly contradictory to their general opinions and practice, that a doubt sometimes entered her mind of their being really engaged, and this doubt was enough to prevent her making any inquiry of Marianne.
The answers to this question were various and contradictory. Sometimes the broken reply was, "Wait!
Yes, there was a sort of refuge which always comes with the prostration of thought under an overpowering passion: it was that expectation of impossibilities, that belief in contradictory images, which is still distinct from madness, because it is capable of being dissipated by the external fact.
Many arguments might have been adduced to prove the unfitness of two such seemingly contradictory authorities, each having power to ANNUL or REPEAL the acts of the other.
Summary: Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], May 4 (ANI): Accusing Congress of blatantly lying on farm loan waiver in the state, BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that both Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath have given contradictory statements on loan-waiver to farmers.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took a swipe at the administration of US President Donald Trump for making "flip-flop" on Iran's power, highlighting that American officials make "contradictory" claims on various occasions.
The many flaws of the decision include, but are not limited to, the following: The judgment is extremely superficial, inconsistent and contradictory. It does not address the vast majority of legal and factual arguments made by UBS.
PESHAWAR -- Additional and Session Judge (A and SJ) Peshawar, Rashid Ullah Kundi Friday acquitted an accused of double murder case on ground of contradictory statements.
The House of Representatives justice panel wants the camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to explain the "seemingly contradictory" statement on her "wellness" leave.
ACCORDING to a title card at the beginning of Craig Gillespie's blackly humorous biopic, I, Tonya is based on "irony free, wildly contradictory, totally true interviews" with US figure skating champion Tonya Harding and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly.