contrary

[k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɹ_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ], [kˈɒntɹəɹˌɪ], [kˈɒntɹəɹˌɪ]

Definitions of contrary:

  1.   Opposed; contradictory; opposite in direction; perverse; wayward. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Adverse; opposite; contradictory; repugnant; in an opposite direction. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Contrarily. – Newage Dictionary DB
  4.   An opponent; an enemy. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   A thing that is contrary or of opposite qualities. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   CONTRARINESS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7.   A thing of opposite qualities; a proposition contrary to another. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   A thing of qualities opposite to those of some other thing; the opposite of some assertion. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Opposite: inconsistent: contradictory. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   Opposite; inconsistent. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11.   A thing of opposite qualities. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12.   Opposite; adverse; contradictory; repugnant or inconsistent. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13.   Contrariness, contrariety. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14.   That which is contrary. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for contrary:

  1. Evil borders upon good, and vices are confounded with virtues; as the report of good qualities is delightful to a well -disposed mind, so the relation of the contrary should not be offensive. – Giraldus Cambrensis
  2. Relativism is not indifference; on the contrary passionate indifference is necessary in order for you not to hear the voices that oppose your absolute decrees. – Karel Capek
  3. Despite claims by some to the contrary we have heard numerous times in hearings and briefings by experts that existing technologies do not fully or effectively detect nuclear material. – John Linder
  4. Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young. – W. Somerset Maugham
  5. These examples of the lack of simplicity in English and French, all appearances to the contrary could be multiplied almost without limit and apply to all national languages. – Edward Sapir

Usage examples for contrary:

  1. “ I know of no reason to the contrary – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. Quite to the contrary he assured her; I have been deeply interested and concerned in all you have said. ” – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  3. He told me, on the contrary that it is my duty to do everything in my power to help you. ” – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  4. The wind was not contrary what where they waiting for? ” – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  5. On the contrary I have been happy, quite happy lately. ” – Superseded by May Sinclair
  6. On the contrary I want you as calmly as possible to give me a little information about yourself. ” – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  7. On the contrary he rather likes him. ” – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  8. “ " On the contrary replied Carrados, " people spring these things on me." ” – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  9. “ " On the contrary broke in Kennedy, " I shouldn't be surprised to find that it is the light that succeeded." ” – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  10. On the contrary you may help me to hope. ” – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins

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