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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

How to pronounce contrary?

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Daniel
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Veena
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#100637antonym
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#137695inauspicious
#157751contrario
#164509obdurate
#169992unregenerate

How to use contrary in a sentence?

  1. The Portland DoubleTree:

    We sincerely apologize to Mr. Massey for his treatment this past weekend, and deeply regret the experience he endured. It was unacceptable and contrary to our values, beliefs and how we seek to treat all people who visit our hotel.

  2. Josh Blackman:

    Contrary to Schumer's suggestion, a working gun does not pop out of the 3-D printer ready to fire, like a pop-tart from the toaster, using a 3-D printer to create the parts, and assemble them, is a time-intensive process that requires advanced knowledge of machining and gunsmithing.

  3. Bruce Klingner:

    He was painted as someone who the US could not count on to not start a war, we are seeing some of that now as people realize that Kim, contrary to perception, is not crazy or irrational.

  4. Robert E. Lee:

    True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels themthe desire to do rightis precisely the same.

  5. Zin Eddine Dadach:

    Life was created for you and not the contrary. Remove it from your heart and put it in your hand to master your destiny.


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