contradiction

contradiction con∙tra∙dic∙tion noun 1. [C, U] contradiction (between A and B) a lack of agreement between facts, opinions, actions, etc. • (事实、看法、行动等的)不一致,矛盾,对立:
»There is a contradiction between the ten sets of figures.
这两组数据相互矛盾。
»His public speeches are in direct contradiction to his personal lifestyle.
他的公开言论与他本人的生活方式恰恰相反。
»How can we resolve this apparent contradiction?
我们怎样才能解决这个明显的矛盾呢?
2. [U, C] the act of saying that sth that sb else has said is wrong or not true; an example of this • 反驳;驳斥:
»I think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that...
就算有人反驳,我也胆敢说…
»Now you say you both left at ten—thatˈs a contradiction of your last statement.
你现在说你们俩是十点钟离开的,这可和你上次的说法不一致。
【IDIOMS】 a ˌcontradiction in ˈterms • a statement containing ten words that contradict each otherˈs meaning • 自相矛盾的说法:
»A ˈnomad settlementˈ is a contradiction in terms.
"游牧者的定居"是用词上的自相矛盾。
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[ˏkɔntrә'dikʃәn]
n. 反駮, 矛盾

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