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contradiction

Pronunciation: /ˌkɑːntrəˈdɪkʃən; ˌkɒntrəˈdɪkʃən/

Translation of contradiction in Spanish:

noun/nombre

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  • contradicción (feminine) a contradiction in terms un contrasentido
    Example sentences
    • And the judge very obviously was struggling with the clear contradiction between those two ideas today.
    • Neither side has a monopoly on either good ideas or glaring contradictions.
    • The mass of contradictions in statements means someone is lying, he said.

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