Dictionary Results for contrary


1. contrary - noun

· a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

Synonym(s): reverse, opposite

Hypernym(s): opposition, oppositeness




2. contrary - noun

· exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"

Hypernym(s): opposition, oppositeness




3. contrary - noun

· a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false

Hypernym(s): logical_relation




4. contrary - adjective

· very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"




5. contrary - adjective

· of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"




6. contrary - adjective

· resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

Synonym(s): obstinate, perverse, wayward




7. contrary - adjective

· in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"

Synonym(s): adverse





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