self-contradictory


self-contradictory
.self-contra'dictory
adj
containing two opposite statements or ideas that cannot both be true

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Self-contradictory — Self con tra*dict o*ry, a. Contradicting one s self or itself. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-contradictory — index illogical, impossible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-contradictory — ADJ GRADED If you say or write something that is self contradictory, you make two statements which cannot both be true. He is notorious for making unexpected, often self contradictory, comments …   English dictionary

  • self-contradictory — adjective Of statements that contradict themselves, ultimately logically corrupting the statement. The statement We agree to disagree on everything is self contradictory. Ant: self consistent …   Wiktionary

  • self-contradictory — adjective 1. in disagreement the figures are at odds with our findings contradictory attributes of unjust justice and loving vindictiveness John Morley • Syn: ↑at odds, ↑conflicting, ↑contradictory • Similar to: ↑inconsistent …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-contradictory — Synonyms and related words: aberrant, abnormal, abroad, absonant, absurd, adrift, all abroad, all off, all wrong, ambiguous, ambivalent, amiss, anomalous, antinomic, askew, astray, at fault, awry, barred, beside the mark, closed out,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-contradictory — adjective Date: 1657 consisting of two contradictory members or parts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • self-contradictory — See self contradiction. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-contradictory — adjective containing two opposite statements or ideas that cannot both be true …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-contradiction — self contradicting, adj. self contradictory, adj. /self kon treuh dik sheuhn, self /, n. 1. an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself. 2. a statement containing contradictory elements. [1650 60] * * * …   Universalium