What does the word contradictory mean?

Usage examples for contradictory

  1. Patriotism meant two contradictory things. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  2. A hundred contradictory rumours had been in circulation that morning; and when, at the third hour in the afternoon, the Epicurus arrived, it was surrounded by a dense multitude eager to hear what news the ship had brought from without. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. The statement as to his decease in 1322 is, they point out, contradictory, whilst had the Elector Louis known of his predecessor's death, why did he not procure documentary evidence of the same? – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram