contrariety

  • 1 Contrariety — Con tra*ri e*ty .; pl. {Contrarieties}. [L. contrarietas: cf. F. contrari[ e]t[ e].] 1. The state or quality of being contrary; opposition; repugnance; disagreement; antagonism. [1913 Webster] There is a contrariety between those things that… …

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  • 2 contrariety — index admonition, antipode, antithesis, collision (dispute), conflict, confutation, contention ( …

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  • 3 contrariety — late 14c., from O.Fr. contrarieté, from L.L. contrarietatem (nom. contrarietas) opposition, noun of quality from contrarius (see CONTRARY (Cf. contrary)) …

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  • 4 contrariety — [kän΄trə rī′ə tē] n. [ME contrarieté < OFr < LL contrarietas < L contrarius] 1. the condition or quality of being contrary 2. pl. contrarieties anything that is contrary; inconsistency or discrepancy …

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  • 5 Contrariety — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Noncoincidence. < N PARAG:Contrariety >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contrariety contrariety contrast foil antithesis oppositeness Sgm: N 1 contradiction contradiction Sgm: N 1 antagonism antagonism &c.(opposition) 708 …

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  • 6 contrariety — noun /kɒntrəˈraɪəti/ Opposition or contrariness; cross purposes, marked contrast. This contrariety of humours betwixt my father and my uncle, was the source of many a fraternal squabble …

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  • 7 contrariety — noun (plural eties) Etymology: Middle English contrariete, from Anglo French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietat , contrarietas, from Latin contrarius contrary Date: 14th century 1. the quality or state of being contrary 2. something… …

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  • 8 contrariety — /kon treuh ruy i tee/, n., pl. contrarieties for 2. 1. the quality or state of being contrary. 2. something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement. 3. Logic. the relation between contraries. [1350 1400; ME contrariete ( < …

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  • 9 contrariety — Synonyms and related words: abominability, accord, addition, adjunct, affairs, affiliation, affinity, alliance, antagonism, anteposition, antipathy, antithesis, approximation, assemblage, association, asymmetry, backlash, bad blood, baseness,… …

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  • 10 contrariety — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. opposition, obstinacy; antagonism, disagreement, disobedience. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being in conflict: antagonism, antithesis, contradiction, contradistinction,… …

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  • 11 contrariety — con·tra·ri·e·ty || ‚kÉ’ntrÉ™ raɪətɪ n. inconsistency; lack of agreement …

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  • 12 contrariety — [ˌkɒntrə rʌɪəti] noun 1》 Logic contrary opposition. 2》 opposition or inconsistency between two things. Origin ME: from OFr. contrariete, from late L. contrarietas, from contrarius (see contrary) …

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  • 13 contrariety — n. Opposition, repugnance, antagonism, contradiction, clashing, contrast …

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  • 14 contrariety — n 1. contrast, contradistinction, contraposition, opposition, oppositeness, polarity, polarization; difference, dissimilarity, dissimilitude, unlikeness; distinction, differentiation, distinguishment. 2. perversity, contrariness, obstinacy,… …

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  • 15 contrariety — con·tra·ri·e·ty …

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  • 16 contrariety — con•tra•ri•e•ty [[t]ˌkɒn trəˈraɪ ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the quality or state of being contrary 2) something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (< AF) < LL …

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  • 17 contrariety — /kɒntrəˈraɪəti/ (say kontruh ruyuhtee) noun (plural contrarieties) 1. the state or quality of being contrary. 2. something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement. {Late Latin contrārietas} …

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  • 18 contrariety — n. 1 opposition in nature, quality, or action. 2 disagreement, inconsistency. Etymology: ME f. OF contrarieteacute f. LL contrarietas tatis (as CONTRARY) …

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  • 19 having a natural contrariety — index antipathetic (oppositional) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20 Contrarieties — Contrariety Con tra*ri e*ty .; pl. {Contrarieties}. [L. contrarietas: cf. F. contrari[ e]t[ e].] 1. The state or quality of being contrary; opposition; repugnance; disagreement; antagonism. [1913 Webster] There is a contrariety between those… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English