Meaning of contrary

Definition of contrary

(adj) very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
(noun) a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false

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