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Another word for contrary

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Adjective
  1. Diametrically opposed

    See also:

    support

  2. Given to acting in opposition to others

Noun
  1. That which is diametrically opposed to another

      1. A proposition derived by negating and permuting the terms of another, equivalent proposition; for example, All not-Y is not-X is the contrapositive of All X is Y.
      1. Involving, of the nature of, or being a contradiction:
      2. Given to contradicting:
      3. Either of two propositions related in such a way that it is impossible for both to be true or both to be false.
      1. Turned backward in position, direction, or order:
      2. Moving, acting, or organized in a manner contrary to the usual:
      3. Causing backward movement:
      1. Placed or located directly across from something else or from each other:
      2. Facing the other way; moving or tending away from each other:
      3. Being the other of two complementary or mutually exclusive things:
      1. Contrary; opposing:
      2. One that is an opposite.
      3. A boxing blow given while receiving or parrying another.
      1. To engage in an exchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language.
      2. To interact socially with others; associate.
      3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
      1. A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word:
      1. Direct contrast; opposition.
      2. The direct or exact opposite:
      3. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
      1. Any two places or regions that are on diametrically opposite sides of the earth.
      2. Something that is the exact opposite or contrary of another; an antipode.
      1. A direct or diametrical opposite.
      2. One of a pair of antipodes.
    See also:

    support

Another word for contrary

Modifier
  1. Opposed

  2. Opposite

    See also:

    opposite

  3. Unfavorable

    See also:

    unfavorable

  4. Obstinate

    See also:

    obstinate

Noun

Synonym Study

  • Balky implies a stopping short and stubbornly refusing to go on See also syn. study at opposite.
  • Restive is applied to those who are impatient under restraint or discipline and hence are hard to control or keep in order
  • Perverse implies an unreasonable obstinacy in deviating from what is considered right or acceptable
  • Contrary , in this comparison, implies a habitual willful disinclination to accept orders, advice, etc.