Another word for contrary
perverse, contradictory, headstrong, stubborn, balky, restive, self-willed, wayward, willful, refractory, pigheaded, oppositional, cantankerous, cross-grained, froward, contrarious*; see also obstinate.
contrary, in this comparison, implies a habitual willful disinclination to accept orders, advice, etc.; perverse implies an unreasonable obstinacy in deviating from what is considered right or acceptable; restive is applied to those who are impatient under restraint or discipline and hence are hard to control or keep in order; balky implies a stopping short and stubbornly refusing to go on See also syn. study at opposite.
Another word for contraryadjective
Diametrically opposed:antipodal, antipodean, antithetical, antonymic, antonymous, contradictory, converse2, counter, diametric, diametrical, opposing, opposite, polar, reverse. See support
Given to acting in opposition to others:balky, contrarious, difficult, froward, impossible, ornery, perverse, wayward. See attitude, support