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contrary
adjective
1 (often contrary to something) opposite; quite different; opposed.
2 said of a wind: blowing against one; unfavourable.
3 obstinate, perverse, self-willed or wayward.
noun (contraries )
1 an extreme opposite.
2 either of a pair of opposites.
3 logic a proposition so related to another that both cannot be true though both may be false.
[14c: from Latin contrarius , from contra opposite]
contrariety or contrariness noun
1 opposition.
2 inconsistency; discrepancy.
contrarily adverb .
on the contrary in opposition or contrast to what has just been said.
to the contrary to the opposite effect; giving the contrasting position.


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