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Synonyms for contraryˈkɒn 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, contrary, 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, contrary, 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, contrary, 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.

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


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