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contrary

adjective (a)

  • Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • a relation of direct opposition (noun.linkdef)
    Synonym: opposite, reverse
    source: wordnet30
  • exact opposition (noun.linkdef)
    Example:
    Public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty.
    source: wordnet30
  • a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false (noun.linkdef)
    source: wordnet30
  • A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • very opposed in nature or character or purpose (adj.all)
    Example:
    Acts contrary to our code of ethics.
    The facts point to a contrary conclusion.
    source: wordnet30
  • of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false (adj.all)
    Example:
    `hot' and `cold' are contrary terms.
    source: wordnet30
  • resistant to guidance or discipline (adj.all)
    Example:
    Mary Mary quite contrary.
    source: wordnet30
  • in an opposing direction (adj.all)
    Synonym: adverse
    Example:
    A contrary wind.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • To contradict or oppose; to thwart. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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