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Definitions of contrary:
  • noun:   two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
  • noun:   exact opposition
    Example: "Public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
  • noun:   a relation of direct opposition
  • adjective:   resistant to guidance or discipline
    Example: "Mary Mary quite contrary"
  • adjective:   very opposed in nature or character or purpose
    Example: "Acts contrary to our code of ethics"
  • adjective:   of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
    Example: "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
  • adjective:   in an opposing direction
    Example: "A contrary wind"

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