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Adjective
/ˈkänˌtre(ə)rē/,
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Opposite in nature, direction, or meaning,
  1. Opposite in nature, direction, or meaning
    • - he ignored contrary advice and agreed on the deal
  2. (of two or more statements, beliefs, etc.) Opposed to one another
    • - his mother had given him contrary messages
  3. (of a wind) Blowing in the opposite direction to one's course; unfavorable

  4. (of two propositions) So related that one or neither but not both must be true

  5. Perversely inclined to disagree or to do the opposite of what is expected or desired
    • - she is sulky and contrary where her work is concerned
Noun
  1. The opposite
    • - the magazine has proved that the contrary is true
  2. A contrary proposition


  1. reverse: a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  2. very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
  3. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
  4. exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
  5. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
  6. adverse: in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
  7. (contrarily) perversely: in a contrary disobedient manner
  8. Contrary was a character from Malibu Comics' Ultraverse. She was created by Gerard Jones and Martin Egeland and first appeared in the series Freex, though she was better known as the founder of Ultraforce.
  9. A Contrary is a member of a Native American tribal group in North America who adopts behavior that is deliberately the opposite of other tribal members. Contraries are often found in tribes of the Great Plains and the Southwest. ...
  10. The opposite; One of a pair of propositions that cannot both be simultaneously true; To oppose; to frustrate; To impugn; To contradict (someone or something); To do the opposite of (someone or something); To act inconsistently or perversely; to act in opposition to; To argue; to debate; to ...
  11. (Contraries) unwanted pieces of materials which have become embedded in a sheet of paper.
  12. (Contraries) Unsuitable material found in the components of a paper furnish, which must be removed from the pulp stock before making it into paper- for example paperclips, string, plastics, or shives.
  13. (CONTRARIES) Materials unsuitable for papermaking, present in some raw materials and waste paper.
  14. Opposite in nature or direction, opposed.
  15. an argumentative device that presents an alternative to a thesis for the purpose of confirming or clarifying it. The alternative represents a choice that is not satisfactory in the context of the thesis but is not a direct contradiction (contrary) of the thesis.
  16. The state of being opposed or unwilling to obey or behave well. Opposed, as in character or purpose.
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