Affirming the opposite; so opposed as to destroy each other; as, contrary propositions.
A thing that is of contrary or opposite qualities.
the opposite; a proposition, fact, or condition incompatible with another; as, slender proofs which rather show the contrary. See Converse, n., 1.
To contradict or oppose; to thwart.
Contraries are mirroring entities or principles that are mutually essential to each other though in apparent opposition: justice and mercy, innocence and experience, etc. See also negation.
a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
Opposing or opposite view.