noun, plural con·tra·ri·e·ties for 2.
Origin of contrariety
Examples from the Web for contrariety
She was low-spirited too, impatient with the contrariety of fate.Lady Cassandra|Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
Happily there is no contrariety in the construction which has been placed upon this clause in the constitution.Atrocious Judges|John Campbell, Baron Campbell
You cannot know very much, Miss Williamson, of the contrariety of things.The Wizard's Son, Vol. 2(of 3)|Margaret Oliphant
But we repeat that the contrariety between them is not a necessary or universal one.
For then this league had no being, and a non-ens can have no contrariety.
British Dictionary definitions for contrariety
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for contrariety
late 14c., from Old French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietatem (nominative contrarietas) "opposition," noun of quality from contrarius (see contrary).