The condition of being in conflict
A refusal to grant the truth of a statement or charge
The contradiction confused her.
This was in direct contradiction with the instructions Napoleon had given him on the 28th of March in view of this very emergency.
There was no contradiction offered.
There need be no contradiction between idealism and a reasonable pragmatism.
"The doctor says that he is not in danger," said the countess, but as she spoke she raised her eyes with a sigh, and her gesture conveyed a contradiction of her words.