The definition of contrary is someone or something that is opposite to something else or is unfavorable.(adjective)
An example of contrary is two people having very different opinions about something.
Contrary is defined as something that is opposite.(noun)
An example of contrary is Christianity and Athiesm.
See contrary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME contrarie < OFr contraire < L contrarius, opposite, opposed < contra, against
noun pl. contraries
See contrary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English contrarie
Origin: , from Anglo-Norman
Origin: , from Latin contrārius
Origin: : contrā, against; see kom in Indo-European roots
Origin: + -ārius, -ary.
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