contrarious

[ kuh n-trair-ee-uh s ]
/ kənˈtrɛər i əs /

adjective

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

Origin of contrarious

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

Related forms

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

contrariously, adverbcontrariousness, noun
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