[kuh n-trair-ee-uh s]
- Chiefly Appalachian. perverse; refractory.
- Archaic. adverse; unfavorable.
Origin of contrarious
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Examples from the Web for contrarious
They will be drowned going overland, after the contrarious way of the world.Up the Country
And us moche I seye at e laste charge of contrarious fortune is is.
For contrarious inges ne ben 1420 not wont to ben yfelawshiped togidres.
For contrarious inges ne ben not wont to ben yfelawshiped togidres.
Volumes of report / Run with these false and most contrarious quests / Upon thy doings!
- (of people or animals) perverse or obstinate
- (of conditions) unfavourable
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