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contrary
'kɑːntrɛriː
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English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. In an opposing direction.
  2. Resistant to guidance or discipline.
  3. Very opposed in nature or character or purpose.
  4. Of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false.
(名) As a noun
  1. A logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false.
  2. Exact opposition.
  3. A relation of direct opposition.
Hyphenationcon•tra•ry
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (名) noun, (副) adverb
Matching Results
相反xiāngfǎnopposite; contrary
矛盾máodùncontradiction; conflicting views; contradictory
对抗duìkàngto withstand; to resist; to stand off; antagonism; confrontation
反面fǎnmiànreverse side; backside; the other side (of a problem etc); negative; bad
𠱘(Cant.) contrary, opposing, against; disobedient
𠸺(Cant.) contrary, opposing
悖逆bèinìcontrary
qiāngcontrary; pushing against; bump; knock; used as equivalent for
相背xiāngbèicontrary; opposite
contrary; opposite; backwards; to go against; to oppose; to betray; to rebel
fǎncontrary; in reverse; inside out or upside down; to reverse; to return; to oppose; opposite; against; anti-; to rebel; to use analogy; instead; abbr. for 反切 phonetic system
乖忤guāiwǔstubborn; contrary; disobedient
乖迕guāiwǔstubborn; contrary; disobedient
to disobey; contrary; against; to go against; to violate; obscure character, possibly variant of
倒反dàofǎninstead; on the contrary; contrary (to expectations)
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