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  Words related to contrary

Related / Similar Words: reverse, opposite, adverse, obstinate, perverse, wayward

 

Definition:
  • two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false;
  • exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty";
  • a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true";
  • in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind";
  • resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior";
  • 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";

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    Derivational Morphology: revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate, change by reversal, turn

     

    Anagrams: octonary

     

     
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