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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...
- Contrary is the relationship between two propositions when they cannot both be true (although both may be false). Thus, we can make an immediate inference...
- "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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- 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...
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- Contrary Condor is a 1944 Donald Duck short film by Walt Disney Productions and RKO Radio Pictures. Donald Duck tries to collect some eggs from a condor...
- Actually, the capital vices are more often contrasted with the remedial or contrary virtues in medieval moral literature than with the prin****l virtues, while...
- A Contrary, among the historical Amerindian tribes of the Great Plains, a tribe member who adopted behavior deliberately the opposite of other tribal members...
- Quality of being surprising and contrary to intuition...
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