Or contrarily the longest Day being knowne to know the latitude.
Is there anything you dislike in me that you act so contrarily to my wishes?
contrarily, it was the ideal, the only, wine for seductions.
The bulls, contrarily, persist in behaving as if they had inside information of a superior value.
Immediately, contrarily to what usually happens in countries less African, everybody went out to welcome the shower.
And contrarily it was the same familiarity which limned his faults so clearly and perhaps exaggerated them.
Again, I say, exact testimonies; in reference unto circumstantial relations so diversly or contrarily delivered.
contrarily, despondency, or a lethargic state of mind, causes the movement of the blood to slacken.
Then contrarily he did with the right hand what he had done with the left, and with the left what he had done with the right.
It is not said that he will add no more to the former testament, but contrarily, that he will make a new covenant with them, &c.
mid-14c., from Anglo-French contrarie, from Latin contrarius "opposite, opposed," from contra "against" (see contra).
If we take the statement All men are mortal, its contrary is Not all men are mortal, its converse is All mortal beings are men, & its opposite is No men are mortal. The contrary, however, does not exclude the opposite, but includes it as its most extreme form. Thus This is white has only one opposite, This is black, but many contraries, as This is not white, This is coloured, This is dirty, This is black; & whether the last form is called the contrary, or more emphatically the opposite, is usually indifferent. But to apply the opposite to a mere contrary (e.g. to I did not hit him in relation to I hit him, which has no opposite), or to the converse (e.g. to He hit me in relation to I hit him, to which it is neither contrary nor opposite), is a looseness that may easily result in misunderstanding; the temptation to go wrong is intelligible when it is remembered that with certain types of sentence (A exceeds B) the converse & the opposite are identical (B exceeds A). [Fowler]As a noun from late 13c. Related: Contrarily; contrariwise.