how to pronounce contradictory


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contradictory is pronounced in five syllables

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An example use of contradictory in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… theory is self-contradictory or where …”

meanings of contradictory


  1. Tending to contradict or oppose, contrarious.
  2. That contradicts something, such as an argument.
  3. That is itself a contradiction.
  4. That is diametrically opposed to something.
  5. Mutually exclusive.


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

contradictory frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word contradictory occurs in english on average 3.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics contradictory can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that contradictory can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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