OTHER WORDS FOR contrary
Idioms about contrary
- in opposition to what has been stated.
- from another point of view: On the contrary, there may be some who would agree with you.
- to the opposite effect: I believe he is innocent, whatever they may say to the contrary.
- to a different effect.
Origin of contrary
synonym study for contrary
OTHER WORDS FROM contrarycon·trar·i·ly [kon-trer-uh-lee, kuhn-trair-], /ˈkɒn trɛr ə li, kənˈtrɛər-/, adverbcon·trar·i·ness, nounqua·si-con·trar·i·ly, adverbqua·si-con·trar·y, adjective
How to use contrary in a sentence
The title of the Donne poem is “Oh, to Vex Me, Contraries Meet as One.”Cynthia Nixon on Bisexuality & Her New Role in ‘Wit’|Kevin Sessums|January 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Shall the affections which consist in the forms and powers, and their contraries, the privations, be called qualities?
Consequently, objects which have something in common in the respect of colors could not be contraries.
At present attention may be called only to one remarkable trait, namely: the interpretation of dreams by contraries.Current Superstitions|Various
Waterloo, by the way, is the strangest encounter recorded in history; Napoleon and Wellington are not enemies, but contraries.
Motion and Rest are contraries; yet we say that each and both are Realities or Entia.
British Dictionary definitions for contrary
Derived forms of contrarycontrariness, noun
Word Origin for contrary
Other Idioms and Phrases with contrary
see on the contrary; to the contrary.