Contradict vs Countermyth - What's the difference?

contradict | countermyth |


As a verb contradict

is (obsolete) to speak against; to forbid.

As a noun countermyth is

a myth that counters or contradicts another.

contradict

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To speak against; to forbid.
  • *, New York 2001, p. 203:
  • magic hath been publically professed in former times, in Salamanca, Cracovia, and other places, though after censured by several universities, and now generally contradicted , though practised by some still […].
  • To deny the truth of (a statement or statements).
  • His testimony contradicts hers.
  • To make a statement denying the truth of the statement(s) made by (a person).
  • Everything he says contradicts me.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Dear Duff, I prithee, contradict thyself, / And say it is not so.
  • * Wordsworth
  • The future cannot contradict the past.
  • To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
  • * Hooker
  • No truth can contradict another truth.
  • * Shakespeare
  • A greater power than we can contradict / Hath thwarted our intents.

    Synonyms

    * (l) * (l) * disconfirm * deny * dispute * question * gainsay * refute * controvert * dispute

    See also

    * gainsay

    countermyth

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A myth that counters or contradicts another.