Synonyms for contrary

Synonyms for (noun) contrary

Synonyms: contrary

Definition: a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false

Similar words: logical relation

Definition: a relation between propositions

Synonyms: contrary

Definition: exact opposition

Usage: public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms: contrary, reverse, opposite

Definition: a relation of direct opposition

Usage: we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true

Similar words: oppositeness, opposition

Definition: the relation between opposed entities

Synonyms for (adj) contrary

Synonyms: contrary, adverse

Definition: in an opposing direction

Usage: adverse currents; a contrary wind

Similar words: unfavorable, unfavourable

Definition: (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose

Usage: unfavorable winds

Synonyms: contrary, wayward, obstinate, perverse

Definition: resistant to guidance or discipline

Usage: Mary Mary quite contrary; an obstinate child with a violent temper; a perverse mood; wayward behavior

Similar words: disobedient

Definition: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

Usage: disobedient children

Synonyms: contrary

Definition: very opposed in nature or character or purpose

Usage: acts contrary to our code of ethics; the facts point to a contrary conclusion

Similar words: different

Definition: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

Usage: took different approaches to the problem; came to a different conclusion; different parts of the country; on different sides of the issue; this meeting was different from the earlier one

Synonyms: contrary

Definition: of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false

Usage: `hot' and `cold' are contrary terms

Similar words: antonymous

Definition: of words: having opposite meanings

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