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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
contradiction /,kɔntrə'dikʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự mâu thuẫn, sự trái ngược
      • in contradiction with: trái ngược với, mâu thuẫn với
      • a contradiction in terms: sự mâu thuẫn về lời lẽ; sự mâu thuẫn về từ ngữ
    • sự cãi lại
Concise Dictionary
contradictions‚kɑntrə'dɪkʃn /'kɒn-
+opposition between two conflicting forces or ideas
+(logic) a statement that is necessarily false
+the speech act of contradicting someone

Advanced English Dictionary
+ noun
1 [C, U] ~ (between A and B) a lack of agreement between facts, opinions, actions, etc: There is a contradiction between the two sets of figures. + His public speeches are in direct contradiction to his personal lifestyle. + How can we resolve this apparent contradiction?
2 [U, C] the act of saying that sth that sb else has said is wrong or not true; an example of this: I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that ... + Now you say you both left at ten-that's a contradiction of your last statement.
Idioms: a contradiction in terms a statement containing two words that contradict each other's meaning: A 'nomad settlement' is a contradiction in terms.
Collocation Dictionary


complete, direct, flat | flagrant, glaring, manifest, obvious | basic, fundamental
There's a basic contradiction in the whole idea of paying for justice.
| inherent | apparent | internal


in ~ to/with
That's in direct contradiction to what he said yesterday.
| ~ between
There is an apparent contradiction between the needs of workers and those of employers.
| ~ of
That's a contradiction of what you just said.


a contradiction in terms
The idea is almost a contradiction in terms.

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