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Definition of "contrariety" [con•tra•ri•e•ty]

  • The quality or condition of being contrary. (noun)
  • Something that is contrary. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contrariety" in a sentence
  • "Another partial of oral which Cleopatra never struggled with a dignified question, in contrariety to Antony, a some-more substantial figure."
  • ""has no substantial being, but is an acting in contrariety to the being formed in us" [Theophylact]."
  • "They are dim with bloodlust, blind with hate and mired in contrariety."