contrarious

[ kuhn-trair-ee-uhs ]
/ kənˈtrɛər i əs /

adjective

Chiefly Appalachian. perverse; refractory.
Archaic. adverse; unfavorable.

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Origin of contrarious

1250–1300; Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Latin contrāriuscontrary; see -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM contrarious

con·trar·i·ous·ly, adverbcon·trar·i·ous·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for contrarious

contrarious
/ (kənˈtrɛərɪəs) /

adjective rare

(of people or animals) perverse or obstinate
(of conditions) unfavourable

Derived forms of contrarious

contrariously, adverbcontrariousness, noun
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