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Definition of Contrary

Contrary
Contrary Con"tra*ry, n.; pl. Contraries. 1. A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities. No contraries hold more antipathy Than I and such a knave. --Shak. 2. An opponent; an enemy. [Obs.] --Chaucer. 3. the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1. --Locke. 4. (Logic) See Contraries. On the contrary, in opposition; on the other hand. --Swift. To the contrary, to an opposite purpose or intent; on the other side. ``They did it, not for want of instruction to the contrary.' --Bp. Stillingfleet.

Meaning of Contrary from wikipedia

- Contrary may refer to: Contrary (comics), a character from Malibu Comics' Ultraverse Contrary (logic), the relationship between two propositions when...
- To the Contrary is an American half-hour all-women news-analysis program. The show airs w****ly in 91 percent of TV markets on PBS stations in the United...
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- "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is an English nursery rhyme. The rhyme has been seen as having religious and historical significance, but its origins and...
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- paradox is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one's expectation. It is a statement that, despite apparently valid...
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- On The Contrary is an oil on canvas painting by Kay Sage, painted in 1952. It is housed in the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. artsconnected...
- the four types of contrapuntal motion: parallel motion, similar motion, contrary motion, and oblique motion. See also melodic motion. Parallel motion is...
- contrapositive of the given statement. Cases of the incorrect application of the contrary, subcontrary and subalternation relations (these hold in the traditional...