Contrariety definition

kŏntrə-rīĭ-tē
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The quality or condition of being contrary.
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Something that is contrary.
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The condition or quality of being contrary.
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Anything that is contrary; inconsistency or discrepancy.
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Opposition or contrariness; cross-purposes, marked contrast.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
contrariety
Plural:
contrarieties

Origin of contrariety

  • From Middle French contrariété, from Late Latin contrarietas, from contrarius, from contra (“against”). Compare contrary.

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