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1. contrary

adjective. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] very opposed in nature or character or purpose.

Antonyms

  • obverse

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Contrary

  • francesmary
  • tagliaferri
  • palminteri
  • balistreri
  • montazeri
  • canzoneri
  • bollettieri
  • st_mary
  • pusateri
  • prosperi
  • palmieri
  • glengarry
  • camilleri
  • barillari
  • sunseri
  • spiteri
  • silveri
  • scuderi
  • ranieri
  • plumeri
  • palmeri
  • oliveri
  • mcsherry
  • mcquerry
  • mcnary
  • mcnairy
  • mccrary
  • mcclary
  • macsharry
  • laprairie

How do you pronounce contrary?

Pronounce contrary as ˈkɑntrɛri.

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Sentences with contrary


1. Adjective
Usually, the octave will set forth an idea and the sestet will provide a contrary view.

Quotes about contrary


1. Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
- Frederic Bastiat

2. The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind.
- W. Somerset Maugham

3. Don't flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

2. contrary

noun. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] a relation of direct opposition.

Synonyms

  • oppositeness
  • opposition
  • opposite

Antonyms

  • docile
  • disobedience
  • compliant
  • manageable

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. contrary

adjective. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false.

Antonyms

  • forward

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. contrary

adjective. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] in an opposing direction.

Synonyms

  • unfavorable
  • unfavourable

Antonyms

  • synchronise
  • falsify
  • stay

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. contrary

adjective. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] resistant to guidance or discipline.

Synonyms

  • obstinate
  • perverse
  • wayward

Antonyms

  • synchronize
  • consecrate
  • correct
  • head

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. contrary

noun. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] exact opposition.

Synonyms

  • opposition

Antonyms

  • tractable
  • corrigible

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. contrary

noun. ['ˈkɑːntrɛri, kənˈtrɛri'] a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false.

Antonyms

  • synonym

Etymology

  • contrarie (Middle English (1100-1500))
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