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    contrary - Dictionary definition and meaning for word contrary

    Definition
    (noun) a relation of direct opposition
    Synonyms : opposite , reverse
    Example Sentence
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
    Definition
    (noun) exact opposition
    Example Sentence
    • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty
    Definition
    (noun) a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false Definition
    (adj) very opposed in nature or character or purpose
    Example Sentence
    • acts contrary to our code of ethics
    • the facts point to a contrary conclusion
    Definition
    (adj) of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
    Example Sentence
    • `hot' and `cold' are contrary terms
    Definition
    (adj) resistant to guidance or discipline
    Synonyms : obstinate , perverse , wayward
    Example Sentence
    • Mary Mary quite contrary
    • an obstinate child with a violent temper
    • a perverse mood
    • wayward behavior
    Definition
    (adj) in an opposing direction
    Synonyms : adverse
    Example Sentence
    • adverse currents
    • a contrary wind
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