Definitions of contrary

  1. exact opposition; " public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
  2. An opponent; an enemy.
  3. A thing of qualities opposite to those of some other thing; the opposite of some assertion.
  4. Contrariness, contrariety.
  6. That which is contrary.
  7. One of two contrary things; the opposite.
  8. A thing of opposite qualities; a proposition contrary to another.
  9. A thing of opposite qualities.
  10. resistant to guidance or discipline; " Mary Mary quite contrary"; " an obstinate child with a violent temper"; " a perverse mood"; " wayward behavior"
  11. very opposed in nature or character or purpose; " acts contrary to our code of ethics"; " the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
  12. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "` hot' and ` cold' are contrary terms"
  13. Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds.
  14. Opposed; contradictory; repugnant; inconsistent.
  15. Given to opposition; perverse; forward; wayward; as, a contrary disposition; a contrary child.
  16. Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy each other; as, contrary propositions.
  17. A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities.
  18. the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1.
  19. See Contraries.
  20. Opposed; contradictory; opposite in direction; perverse; wayward.
  21. Opposite: inconsistent: contradictory.
  22. Opposite; inconsistent.
  23. Opposite; opposing; captious; perverse.
  24. Opposite; adverse; contradictory; repugnant or inconsistent.
  25. Adverse; opposite; contradictory; repugnant; in an opposite direction.