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contrarious

[kuh n-trair-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. Chiefly Appalachian. perverse; refractory.
  2. Archaic. adverse; unfavorable.

Origin of contrarious

1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contrārius contrary; see -ous
Related formscon·trar·i·ous·ly, adverbcon·trar·i·ous·ness, noun
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contrarious

adjective rare
  1. (of people or animals) perverse or obstinate
  2. (of conditions) unfavourable
Derived Formscontrariously, adverbcontrariousness, noun
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