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  Definition of contrary
  1. two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
  2. exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
  3. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
  4. in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
  5. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
  6. very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
  7. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot'' and `cold'' are contrary terms"
Similar Words: reverse, opposite, adverse, obstinate, perverse, wayward

 

Derivational Morphology: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate, change by reversal, turn

 

Anagrams: octonary

 

 
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