What does contrary mean?

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  1. Opposite; in an opposite direction; in opposition; adverse.
  2. Opposed; contradictory; inconsistent.
  3. Given to opposition; perverse; wayward.
  1. The opposite.
  2. One of a pair of propositions that cannot both be simultaneously true.
  1. (obsolete) To oppose; to frustrate.
  2. (obsolete) To impugn.
  3. (obsolete) To contradict (someone or something).
  4. (obsolete) To do the opposite of (someone or something).
  5. (obsolete) To act inconsistently or perversely; to act in opposition to.
  6. (obsolete) To argue; to debate; to uphold an opposite opinion.
  7. (obsolete) To be self-contradictory; to become reversed.
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