HyperDic: contrary

English > 7 senses of the word contrary:
NOUNrelationcontrary, reverse, oppositea relation of direct opposition
relationcontraryexact opposition
relationcontrarya logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
ADJECTIVEallcontraryvery opposed in nature or character or purpose
allcontraryof words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
allcontrary, obstinate, perverse, waywardresistant to guidance or discipline / discipline
allcontrary, adversein an opposing direction
contrary > pronunciation
Soundskaa'ntrehriy; kahntreh'riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > contrary: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningVery opposed in nature or character or purpose.
Examples
  • "acts contrary to our code of ethics"
  • "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
BroaderdifferentUnlike in nature or quality or form or degree
Spanishcontrario, opuesto
Adverbscontrarilycontrary to expectations
English > contrary: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false.
Example"'hot' and 'cold' are contrary terms"
BroaderantonymousOf words
Spanishcontrario
English > contrary: 7 senses > adjective 3
Meaningresistant to guidance or discipline / discipline.
Example"Mary Mary quite contrary"
Synonymsobstinate, perverse, wayward
Broaderdisobedientnot obeying or complying with commands of those in authority
Spanishincorregible, ineducable, ingobernable, insumiso, terco
Catalancapritxós, incorregible, ineducable, ingovernable, insumís
Nounscontrarinessdeliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
Adverbscontrarilyin a contrary disobedient manner
English > contrary: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIn an opposing direction.
Example "a contrary wind"
Synonymadverse
Broaderunfavorable, unfavourable(of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
Spanishadverso
English > contrary: 7 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA relation of direct opposition.
Synonymsreverse, opposite
Broaderopposition, oppositenessThe relation between opposed entities
Spanishcontrario, inverso, opuesto
Catalancontrari
English > contrary: 7 senses > noun 2, relation
Meaningexact opposition.
Example"public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
Broaderopposition, oppositenessThe relation between opposed entities
Spanishcontrario
English > contrary: 7 senses > noun 3, relation
MeaningA logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false.
Broaderlogical relationA relation between propositions

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