English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Such a purpose was alien to (or from) my thought: to preferable.
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reverse, contrary, oppositenoun
a relation of direct opposition
"we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
"public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
very opposed in nature or character or purpose
"acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
"`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
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"
in an opposing direction
"adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
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Fearfulness, contrary to all other vices, maketh a man think the better of another, the worse of himself.
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.
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,’.
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.
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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