Definition of Contrary

  • (a.) Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds.
  • (a.) Opposed; contradictory; repugnant; inconsistent.
  • (a.) Given to opposition; perverse; forward; wayward; as, a contrary disposition; a contrary child.
  • (a.) Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy each other; as, contrary propositions.
  • (n.) A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities.
  • (n.) An opponent; an enemy.
  • (n.) the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1.
  • (n.) See Contraries.

Homophones of Contrary


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