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Synonyms for contrary
ˈkɒn trɛr i; for 5 also kənˈtrɛər icon·tra·ry

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Wiktionary

  1. contrarynoun

    Synonyms:
    witherward

  2. contrarynoun

    opposed in nature

    Synonyms:
    witherward

  3. contraryadjective

    strongly dissimilar

    Synonyms:
    witherward

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contraryadjective

    Foreign refers to difference of birth, alien to difference of allegiance. In their figurative use, that is foreign which is remote, unlike, or unconnected; that is alien which is conflicting, hostile, or opposed. Impertinent and irrelevant matters can not claim consideration in a certain connection; inappropriate matters could not properly be considered. Compare ALIEN, n.; CONTRAST, v.

    Synonyms:
    alien, alien, conflicting, contradictory, contrasted, distant, foreign, hostile, impertinent, inappropriate, irrelevant, opposed, remote, strange, unconnected, unlike

    Antonyms:
    akin, appropriate, apropos, essential, germane, pertinent, proper, relevant

    Preposition:
    Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contrary

    Synonyms:
    opposed, opposite, repugnant, antagonistic, adverse, incompatible, inconsistent

    Antonyms:
    agreeing, consentaneous, compatible, kindred, coincident, consistent

Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, contrary, oppositenoun

    a relation of direct opposition

    "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

    Synonyms:
    reversal, turnabout, turnaround, setback, opposite, black eye, opposite word, reverse, verso, inverse, blow, antonym, opposition, opponent, reversion, reverse gear

    Antonyms:
    obedient, favorable, same, synonymous, favourable

  2. contrarynoun

    exact opposition

    "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"

    Synonyms:
    reverse, opposite

    Antonyms:
    obedient, synonymous, favorable, same, favourable

  3. contraryadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    reverse, opposite

    Antonyms:
    favourable, same, obedient, favorable, synonymous

  4. contraryadjective

    very opposed in nature or character or purpose

    "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"

    Synonyms:
    perverse, obstinate, wayward, adverse

    Antonyms:
    favourable, obedient, synonymous, same, favorable

  5. contraryadjective

    of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false

    "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"

    Synonyms:
    perverse, obstinate, wayward, adverse

    Antonyms:
    favorable, synonymous, favourable, obedient, same

  6. contrary, obstinate, perverse, waywardadjective

    resistant to guidance or discipline

    "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

    Synonyms:
    depraved, obdurate, unrepentant, obstinate, wayward, perverted, reprobate, stubborn, cussed, unregenerate, perverse, adverse

    Antonyms:
    favourable, same, synonymous, obedient, favorable

  7. adverse, contraryadjective

    in an opposing direction

    "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"

    Synonyms:
    perverse, obstinate, untoward, inauspicious, wayward, adverse

    Antonyms:
    synonymous, favorable, same, favourable, obedient

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contraryadjective

    Synonyms:
    opposite, opposing, adverse, opposed, counter

  2. contraryadjective

    Synonyms:
    antagonistic, conflicting, contradictory, counteracting, retroactive, repugnant

  3. contraryadjective

    Synonyms:
    perverse, humorsome, wayward, obstinate, stubborn, headstrong, refractory, unruly

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How to use contrary in a sentence?

  1. Philip Sidney:

    Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.

  2. Eric Edelman:

    Contrary to President Trump's assertions that President Donald Trump increases rebuilt the military, what they did was buy back some of the readiness lost in a decade of cutbacks, it is nowhere near filling the gap between operations challenges we might face tonight, while at the same time investing in future capabilities that may take five, 10, 15 years to develop.

  3. Keith Luse:

    Contrary to the public vitriol of the moment, the North Koreans were willing to reopen the New York channel following the election of President Trump and his administration signaled an openness to engage and ‘talk about talks,’.

  4. Morrow Mayo:

    Los Angeles, it should be understood, is not a mere city. On the contrary, it is, and has been since 1888, a commodity; something to be advertised and sold to the people of the United States like automobiles, cigarettes and mouth wash.

  5. Steve Burns:

    Conventional wisdom says it just can't be done because it hasn't, the end result, contrary to conventional wisdom, is a pickup truck that handles like a sports car.

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