contradiction

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Synonyms for contradiction

Synonyms for contradiction

Synonyms for contradiction

opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas

(logic) a statement that is necessarily false

the speech act of contradicting someone

References in classic literature ?
But there were plenty of contradictions in his imaginative demands.
You have no conception of the strange contradictions and impossibilities which arise when all methods of measuring time, as we know them upon earth, are non-existent.
Verbal contradictions, called BULLS, were long an amiable weakness of the ancient Irish.
He is a gentleman that is very singular in his behaviour, but his singularities proceed from his good sense, and are contradictions to the manners of the world, only as he thinks the world is in the wrong.
and that I am left alone in the midst of these changes, contradictions, and mysteries--the only person who is kept out in the dark?
But, as in all cases of complicated perjury, rifts and contradictions in the various stories appeared.
As he spoke, some fancied motion of the curtain almost persuaded him, for the instant, that Kate was at the window, and by one of those strange contradictions of feeling which are common to us all, he shrunk involuntarily into a doorway, that she might not see him.
Sullen silence was taken for rapt attention, and gave him greater room to talk; sharp answers were received as smart sallies of girlish vivacity, that only required an indulgent rebuke; and flat contradictions were but as oil to the flames, calling forth new strains of argument to support his dogmas, and bringing down upon me endless floods of reasoning to overwhelm me with conviction.
Miss Lavinia's contradictions (held in reserve) had been scattered beyond recall.
This, it is true, he never affirmed, as I have heard, to any one; and yet upon the least attention to his conduct, I cannot help thinking it was his real opinion, as it will perfectly reconcile some contradictions which might otherwise appear in his character.
I Sergey Ivanovitch's eyes his younger brother was a capital fellow, with his heart in the right place (as he expressed it in French), but with a mind which, though fairly quick, was too much influenced by the impressions of the moment, and consequently filled with contradictions.
The truth is the truth; and neither childish absurdities, nor unscrupulous contradictions, can make it otherwise.
Colonel Lloyd could not brook any contradiction from a slave.
And yet, observing the strange law of contradiction which obtains in all such cases, the time was long, while it flamed by so fast.
I had never beheld such a repulsive and extraordinary face before, and yet--if the contradiction is credible--I experienced at the same time an odd feeling that in some way I had already encountered exactly the features and gestures that now amazed me.