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Synonyms for contrary
ˈkɒn trɛr i; for 5 also kənˈtrɛər i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reverse, contrary, opposite(noun)

    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. contrary(noun)

    exact opposition

    "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"

    Synonyms:
    reverse, opposite

    Antonyms:
    obedient, synonymous, favorable, same, favourable

  3. contrary(adj)

    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. contrary(adj)

    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. contrary(adj)

    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, wayward(adj)

    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, contrary(adj)

    in an opposing direction

    "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"

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

    Antonyms:
    synonymous, favorable, same, favourable, obedient

Wiktionary

  1. contrary(noun)

    Synonyms:
    witherward

  2. contrary(noun)

    opposed in nature

    Synonyms:
    witherward

  3. contrary(adjective)

    strongly dissimilar

    Synonyms:
    witherward

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contrary(a)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contrary(a.)

    Synonyms:
    opposite, opposing, adverse, opposed, counter

  2. contrary(a.)

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

  3. contrary(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contrary(a)

    Synonyms:
    opposite, adverse, counter, opposed, repugnant, incompatible, contradictory, retroactive, antagonistic, conflicting, abhorrent, inconsistent, perverse, wayward, refractory, headstrong, intractable

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#169992unregenerate

How to use contrary in a sentence?

  1. Richard Blumenthal:

    It's an issue that has never been resolved, and that way there is a Department of Justice opinion to the contrary, i happen to think that he could be indicted even if the trial is postponed.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We, as Humans, are distinct and unique in our capability to dream, and then strive to transform those Dreams into reality. The Dreams at night, seen with eyes wide shut, are nothing but illusions created by electronic impulses and waves within our brain and central nervous system. On the contrary, the Dreams seen in broad daylight, with our eyes wide open, are the most important ones, because we can pursue those diligently with total focus from our heart and mind, and soon make them come true in actuality. In my opinion, these Dreamers, Believers, Pursuers, Thinkers, Inventors, Innovators, Planners, Strategists, and Doers are the ones who change our world, and make it better and better than it was ever before. Our world needs billions and trillions of such Dreamers who will lead humanity to perfection. So, never let your Dreams fade away or die, especially those you've seen in the broad daylight, with eyes wide open. Go after your Dreams, relentlessly with perfect plan, passion and perseverance, no matter what others say or do. Good luck in making your Dreams come true.!

  3. Andy Orellana:

    Every American and Californian has the Constitutional right as a citizen to cast their ballot and have it counted, expanding voting access is NOT stealing an election, contrary to what Republicans in Washington may believe. Instead of undermining an election at the 11th hour they should follow the lead of the Republican Mayor of Lancaster who is supporting their candidate and called for this voting center to be opened.

  4. Carlo Maria Vigan:

    I never told anyone that (the law firm) should stop the inquiry, and I never ordered any document be destroyed, any statement to the contrary is false.

  5. Donald Trump:

    As House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said just the other day, if we got all the information we're looking for, we could wrap this up faster. But I have seen no evidence to the contrary of, of the initial assessment that Chairman Gowdy has made, but I want to make sure that we run every lead down and make sure we get final answers to these questions.


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