Found 3 items, similar to contrary.
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adj 1: very opposed in nature or character or purpose; “acts
contrary to our code of ethics”
; “the facts point to a
2: of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true
but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary
3: resistant to guidance or discipline; “Mary Mary quite
; “an obstinate child with a violent temper”
; “wayward behavior”
4: in an opposing direction; “adverse currents”
; “a contrary
n 1: a relation of direct opposition; “we thought Sue was older
than Bill but just the reverse was true”
2: exact opposition; “public opinion to the contrary he is not
3: two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but
both can be false
English → English
, n.; pl. Contraries
1. A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities.
No contraries hold more antipathy
Than I and such a knave. --Shak.
2. An opponent; an enemy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
3. the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition
incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather
show the contrary. See Converse
, n., 1. --Locke.
4. (Logic) See Contraries
On the contrary
, in opposition; on the other hand. --Swift.
To the contrary
, to an opposite purpose or intent; on the
other side. “They did it, not for want of instruction to
(? or ?; 48), a. [OE. contrarie,
contraire, F. contraire, fr. L. contrarius, fr. contra. See
1. Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition;
adverse; as, contrary winds.
And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not
hearken unto me. --Lev. xxvi.
We have lost our labor; they are gone a contrary
2. Opposed; contradictory; repugnant; inconsistent.
Fame, if not double-faced, is double mouthed,
And with contrary blast proclaims most deeds.
The doctrine of the earth's motion appeared to be
contrary to the sacred Scripture. --Whewell.
3. Given to opposition; perverse; forward; wayward; as, a
contrary disposition; a contrary child.
4. (Logic) Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy
each other; as, contrary propositions.
(Mus.), the progression of parts in
opposite directions, one ascending, the other descending.
Syn: Adverse; repugnant; hostile; inimical; discordant;
, v. t. [F. contrarier. See Contrary
To contradict or oppose; to thwart. [Obs.]
I was advised not to contrary the king. --Bp. Latimer.