Contrary

  • 21contrary — con•trar•y [[t]ˈkɒn trɛr i[/t]] for 5 also [[t]kənˈtrɛər i[/t]] adj. n. pl. trar•ies, adv. 1) opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact; contrary beliefs[/ex] 2) opposite in direction or position:… …

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  • 22contrary — I. noun (plural traries) Etymology: Middle English contrarie, from Anglo French contraire, contrairie, from Medieval Latin contrarius, from Latin, adjective, opposite, adverse, from contra opposite Date: 13th century 1. a fact or condition… …

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  • 23contrary — con|trar|y [ kan,treri ] adjective ** 1. ) completely different or opposed to something else: a contrary view/opinion contrary to: The introduction of such a tax would be contrary to our policy. a ) contrary to something used for emphasizing that …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 24contrary to — IN CONFLICT WITH, against, at variance with, at odds with, in opposition to, counter to, incompatible with. → contrary * * * conflicting with; counter to contrary to his expectations, he found the atmosphere exciting | the restrictions were not… …

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  • 25contrary */*/ — adjective 1) UK [ˈkɒntrərɪ] / US [ˈkɑnˌtrerɪ] completely different or opposed to something else a contrary view/opinion contrary to: The introduction of such a tax would be contrary to our policy. 2) UK [kənˈtreərɪ] / US [kənˈtrerɪ] / US… …

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  • 26contrary — 1. [ˈkɒntrəri] adj completely different, or opposed to something else a contrary view/opinion[/ex] 2. [ˈkɒntrəri] noun on the contrary used for emphasizing that the opposite of what has been said is true[/ex] The situation hasn t improved on the… …

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  • 27contrary — [ kɒntrəri] adjective 1》 (often contrary to) opposite in nature, direction, or meaning. 2》 (of two or more statements, beliefs, etc.) opposed to one another.     ↘Logic (of two propositions) so related that one or neither but not both must be… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 28contrary — 1. adjective 1) contrary views Syn: opposite, opposing, opposed, contradictory, clashing, conflicting, antithetical, incompatible, irreconcilable See note at opposite Ant: compatib …

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  • 29contrary — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 (usu. foll. by to) opposed in nature or tendency. 2 colloq. perverse, self willed. 3 (of a wind) unfavourable, impeding. 4 mutually opposed. 5 opposite in position or direction. n. (pl. ies) (prec. by the) the opposite.… …

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  • 30contrary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. opposed, opposite, counter, conflicting, contradictory; unfavorable, adverse; captious, willful, perverse; hostile, antagonistic. See opposition, negation, obstinacy.Ant., favorable; obliging. II… …

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  • 31contrary — 1. adjective 1) contrary views Syn: opposite, opposing, contradictory, clashing, conflicting, antithetical, incompatible, irreconcilable 2) she was sulky and contrary Syn: perverse, awkward …

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  • 32contrary — See: ON THE CONTRARY, TO THE CONTRARY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 33contrary — See: ON THE CONTRARY, TO THE CONTRARY …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 34contrary — [14] Contrary originated as a Latin adjectival formation based on the preposition contrā ‘against’, which historically was a derivative of com or cum ‘with’. Latin contrārius passed into English via Old French contraire and Anglo Norman contrarie …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 35contrary —  , converse, opposite, reverse  Contrary describes something that contradicts a proposition. Converse applies when the elements of a proposition are reversed. Opposite is something that is diametrically opposed to a proposition. Reverse can… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 36contrary — See: on the contrary, to the contrary …

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  • 37contrary — [14] Contrary originated as a Latin adjectival formation based on the preposition contrā ‘against’, which historically was a derivative of com or cum ‘with’. Latin contrārius passed into English via Old French contraire and Anglo Norman contrarie …

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  • 38contrary to — preposition Date: 14th century in conflict with ; despite < contrary to orders, he set out alone > …

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  • 39contrary — Two propositions are contrary if only one of them can be true, but they may both be false. ‘He is in his forties’ and ‘he is in his fifties’ are contraries, since he cannot be both, but he might be a different age again, in which case both are&#8230; …

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  • 40contrary — Synonyms and related words: abjuratory, abnegative, adversary, adversative, adverse, adversive, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antipodal, antipode, antipodean, antipodes, antipole, antithesis, antithetic, antithetical, antonym,&#8230; …

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