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Adjective
Opposite in nature, direction, or meaning
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“In fact, several influential commentators offer a contrary assessment that links globalization to new forms of cultural expression.”
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Perversely inclined to disagree or to do the opposite of what is expected or desired
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“Sometimes, I think he arbitrarily disagrees with me just to be contrary.”
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Tending to misbehave or act badly or childishly
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“In the opera, a contrary child protagonist has a tantrum when his mother asks him if he has done his homework.”
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Denotes a state of denial, disagreement, or refusal
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Unfriendly and bad-tempered
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Tending to obstruct or harm
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Distinguished by a unique attribute
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Not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something
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Not supporting
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Full of aggression or hostility
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Showing a lack of respect for God or religion
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Free from outside control or authority
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Strange and slightly frightening because it is not usual
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Tending to find fault or raise petty objections
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Unfamiliar and disturbing or distasteful
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Directed or moving backwards
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Having a tendency to inflict suffering and pain on others
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Not likely to happen, be done, or be true
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Noun
The opposite
“It seems superfluous, and indeed illogical, to require the accused to prove the contrary on a balance of probabilities.”
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The absence or opposite of something actual or positive
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Noun
Either of two abstract things that are as different from each other as possible
Preposition
Against the grain
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