Noun(1) a relation of direct opposition(2) exact opposition(3) a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
Adjective(1) very opposed in nature or character or purpose(2) of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false(3) resistant to guidance or discipline(4) in an opposing direction
(1) What is more, teenagers being teenagers, the response is rather contrary .(2) He further highlighted that we can test general statements by searching for contrary instances.(3) I'm not just being contrary in answering negatively, but it so happens that this is the most misunderstood government in years.(4) Of course, the reality is precisely the contrary of this.(5) When two contrary elements are juxtaposed, the sudden surprise catches us off guard.(6) But others resist because they hold contrary beliefs about their vocation as educators.(7) I'm sure that my contrary nature contributed to my insistence upon always choosing the story option, but mostly I just enjoyed writing fiction.(8) He was concerned that a member of the medical profession completed two forms which gave contrary certifications in this particular case.(9) But it can also close ranks and work together when faced with contrary winds.(10) At the same time, however, China's economic managers were sending a contrary message.(11) The economies of art move in contrary directions: the closer you are to the original creative act the smaller the returns tend to be.(12) Worse, it is hard to imagine any way either to prove this or to prove the contrary .(13) In spite of contrary statements from others in the administration, Cheney is still insisting.(14) Its strength is not disavowed by its disparate and often contrary nature.(15) He starts out by putting this in a negative way: the contrary would happen ├ö├ç├┐very rarely├ö├ç├û.(16) We have thirty years of evidence to prove the contrary .
1. opposite ::
2. perverse ::
3. adverse ::
4. wayward ::
5. opposite ::
Different Formscontraries, contrarily, contrary
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