noun, plural con·tra·ri·e·ties for 2.
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OTHER WORDS FROM contrarietynon·con·tra·ri·e·ty, noun, plural non·con·tra·ri·e·ties.
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Concerning the disease, there was great contrariety of opinion among medical men.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
But it isn't particularly reasonable to talk of the contrariety of fate if they both get hit.The New Machiavelli|Herbert George Wells
The same contrariety in his members seemed to exist throughout the whole man.The Last of the Mohicans|James Fenimore Cooper
And yet the extensive contrariety between the old and the new is admitted.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3|W. E. Gladstone
With that unerring instinct of contrariety that never seemed to forsake him, Borrow proceeded to learn, not law but Welsh.The Life of George Borrow|Herbert Jenkins