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Definition 1: exact opposition - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where contrary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

(contrary is a kind of ...) the relation between opposed entities

Definition 2: a relation of direct opposition - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where contrary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Synonyms for contrary in the sense of this definition

(contrary is a kind of ...) the relation between opposed entities

Definition 3: a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false - [noun denoting linkdef]

(contrary is a kind of ...) a relation between propositions

Definition 4: of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contrary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `hot' and `cold' are contrary terms

(contrary is similar to ...) of words: having opposite meanings

Definition 5: very opposed in nature or character or purpose - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contrary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • acts contrary to our code of ethics
  • the facts point to a contrary conclusion

(contrary is similar to ...) unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

"took different approaches to the problem" "came to a different conclusion" "different parts of the country" "on different sides of the issue" "this meeting was different from the earlier one"

Definition 6: resistant to guidance or discipline - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contrary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mary Mary quite contrary
  • an obstinate child with a violent temper
  • a perverse mood
  • wayward behavior

Synonyms for contrary in the sense of this definition

(contrary is similar to ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

Definition 7: in an opposing direction - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where contrary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • adverse currents
  • a contrary wind

Synonyms for contrary in the sense of this definition

(contrary is similar to ...) (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose

"unfavorable winds"

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