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Definitions of "contrary"

  • Opposed, as in character or purpose: contrary opinions; acts that are contrary to our code of ethics. adjective
  • Opposite in direction or position: Our boat took a course contrary to theirs. See Synonyms at opposite. adjective
  • Music Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval: playing scales in contrary motion. adjective
  • Adverse; unfavorable: a contrary wind. adjective
  • Given to recalcitrant behavior; willful or perverse. adjective
  • Something that is opposite or contrary. noun
  • Either of two opposing or contrary things: "Truth is perhaps . . . a dynamic compound of opposites, savage contraries for a moment conjoined” ( A. Bartlett Giamatti). noun
  • Logic A proposition related to another in such a way that if the latter is true, the former must be false, but if the latter is false, the former is not necessarily true. noun
  • In an opposite direction or manner; counter: The judge ruled contrary to all precedent in the case. adverb
  • by contraries Obsolete In opposition to what is expected. idiom
  • on the contrary In opposition to what has been stated or what is expected: I'm not sick; on the contrary, I'm in the peak of health. idiom
  • to the contrary To the opposite effect from what has been stated or what is expected: Despite what you say to the contary, this contract is fair. idiom
  • opposed in nature adjective
  • strongly dissimilar adjective
  • Contrarily adverb
  • The opposite. noun
  • One of a pair of propositions that cannot both be simultaneously true. noun
  • To oppose; to frustrate. verb
  • To impugn. verb

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