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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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#164509obdurate
#169992unregenerate

How to use contrary in a sentence?

  1. Raouf Mazou:

    Before the resumption of the current crisis, what we hoped was that the camp would shut. But what we've seen, since December 2013, is actually the contrary.

  2. Thom Tillis:

    I remember a pattern of conduct the press tried to conjure with Brett Kavanaugh that much of it proved to be incorrect, i'm not going to judge based on media reporting. If I have facts in front of me to the contrary, then that would be a different discussion.

  3. United States:

    I'm concerned about the fact that The President feels like The President has to give something to Russia first when there have been repeated instances of Russia being sanctioned in Ukraine, committing war crimes in Syria and conducting operations that are contrary to what we'd like to believe are freedom of operations and sovereignties of different nations.

  4. Octavio Paz:

    Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.

  5. Al Ississ:

    This forecast depends on the assumption of continued economic activity without imposing any lockdowns, if the contrary happens, this growth estimate will not be achieved.


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