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contrariety

[ kon-truh-rahy-i-tee ]
/ ˌkɒn trəˈraɪ ɪ ti /
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noun, plural con·tra·ri·e·ties for 2.

the quality or state of being contrary.
something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement.
Logic. the relation between contraries.

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Origin of contrariety

1350–1400; Middle English contrariete (<Anglo-French ) <Late Latin contrārietās.See contrary, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM contrariety

non·con·tra·ri·e·ty, noun, plural non·con·tra·ri·e·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for contrariety

contrariety
/ (ˌkɒntrəˈraɪətɪ) /

noun plural -ties

opposition between one thing and another; disagreement
an instance of such opposition; inconsistency; discrepancy
logic the relationship between two contraries
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