- a relation of direct opposition
- exact opposition
• (n.) See Contraries. • (a.) Opposed; contradictory; repugnant; inconsistent. • (n.) the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1. • (a.) Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds. • (a....Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/contrary/
(from the article `logic, history of`) ...can be opposed to one another. He observed that when two such propositions are related as forms A and E, they cannot be true together but can be ...Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/c/135
resistant to guidance or discipline; `Mary Mary quite contrary`; `an obstinate child with a violent temper`; `a perverse mood`; `wayward behavior`Found on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
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 that if one is true, the other must be false. The law holds for the A and E propositions of the Aristotelian square of opposition. For example, the A proposition `every man is hon...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrary_(logic)
A Contrary was a member of a Native North American tribal group who adopted behavior that was deliberately the opposite of other tribal members. The Contraries were found among the historical Amerindian tribes of the Great Plains. They were a small number of individuals loosely organized into a cult that was devoted to the pra...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrary_(social_role)
Con'tra·ry adjective [ Middle English contrarie , contraire , French contraire , from Latin contrarius , from contra . See Contra- .] 1. Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse; as, contrary winds. « And if ye walk Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/150
; plural Contraries 1.
A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities. « No contraries
hold more antipathy Than I and such a knave. Shak.
An opponent; an enemy. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. 3.
the opposite; ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/C/150
Con'tra·ry transitive verb
[ French contrarier
. See Contrary
] To contradict or oppose; to thwart. [ Obsolete] « I was advised not to contrary
the king. Bp. Latimer.
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exact oppositionFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1160398
exact oppositionFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/844476
exact oppositionFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/2131946
very opposed in nature or character or purposeFound on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/1748742
- of words so related that both cannot be true but both may be false 2. [adj] - very opposed in nature or character or purpose 3. [adj] - resistant to guidance or discipline 4. [n] - exact opposition 5. [n] - two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be falseFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=contrary
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