200 BM Daily Vocabulary #94 | contradictory


Today’s word is: contradictory – The meaning of contradictory is: opposite, mutually exclusive, incompatible or in sharp contrast to something.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word contradictory. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word contradictory indicates something opposite or in sharp contrast. For example, we may say that the media has reported contradictory versions of the argument that took place between two leading hockey players.


Listen carefully on how we can use the word contradictory in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.

Example number 1 of 8: The auditors refused to accept the document submitted by the company accountant. They remarked that it contained contradictory statements and asked for further explanation.


Example number 2 of 8: The group of tourists visited the world famous caves with a lot of expectations. However, the condition of the caves was contradictory to their expectations. Therefore, they left the site in a short time.


Example number 3 of 8: Mr. Nagraj had certain grievances (means complaints) regarding the services provided by his bank. He contacted the customer care department of the bank. However, he got contradictory replies each time. Finally, he visited the bank to get his work done.


Example number 4 of 8: In a police inquiry, contradictory replies given by the family members exposed the lies. The police officer was convinced that the family was involved in a crime and he decided to register a police complaint.


Example number 5 of 8: Jagat was a sincere student. However, often, his performance in the written examination would be contradictory to the oral examination. Therefore, his teacher advised him that he should practice writing answers more seriously.


Example number 6 of 8: The movie was made in collaboration with a foreign studio. It was advertised on a large scale. But, after watching the movie, the viewers felt that the content of the movie was contradictory to the expectations.


Example number 7 of 8: The supermarket launched a range of nonvegetarian products in their store. But, this was contradictory to the beliefs of the majority of their customers. The customers registered a protest and those products were taken off the shelf.


Example number 8 of 8: Subrato had to plan a tour schedule for a group. The group included youngsters as well as senior citizens. Their interests were contradictory to each other. So, Subrato had to include activities that will interest all group members.


Today we learned the word contradictory which means opposite, mutually exclusive, incompatible or in sharp contrast to something.

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