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Contrary

Antonyms for contrary:

agreeable, harmonious, favorable, yielding, same.

Synonyms for contrary:

Sense 1

contrapositive, pugnacious, shrewish, argumentative, Antipode, antipodean, scrappy, antipodes, truculent, combative, snippy, ornery, antonymic, contrarious, antipodal, bellicose.

Sense 2

contrarian.

Sense 3

antithesis, polar.

Sense 4

counter, volatile.

Sense 7

impossible.

antagonistic

inimical.

contrary

restive.

disturbing

grain.

polar

diametrical.

stubborn

refractory.

willful

self-willed.

Other synonyms and related words:

foreign, argumentative, antonymic, rebel, bad, volatile, unfavorable, pugnacious, diametrical, turnaround, inauspicious, errant, inharmonious, negation, perverse, blow, remote, inappropriate, fractious, incongruous, villainous, unsuitable, opponent, perverted, unfavourable, grain, obverse, incompatible, inimical, obstreperous, reversion, irrelevant, refractory, contrapositive, Antipode, opposite word, wilful, recusant, alien, counter, repugnant, self-willed, truculent, antithesis, contumacious, froward, bellicose, depraved, polar, scrappy, willful, discrepant, antipodean, reversal, ornery, contrarious, opposition, naughty, untoward, unrepentant, antipodal, verso, unregenerate, turnabout, contrarian, antipodes, reprobate, distant, antonym, combative, black eye, Incompliant, antonymous, strange, snippy, restive, impossible, setback.

antagonistic; opposite (adjective)

counter, dissident, diametric, contumacious, hostile, conflicting, recusant, restive, obstinate, rebellious, wayward, perverse, nonconformist, reverse, antithetical, negative, balky, opposed, stubborn, anti, intractable, antipodean, inimical, unruly, froward, refractory, insubordinate, contradictory, antipodal, converse, discordant, recalcitrant, adverse, inconsistent, ornery.

argumentative (adjective)

scrappy.

capricious (adjective)

wayward.

contentious (adjective)

argumentive, dissenting, protesting, resistant, antagonistic, confrontational, contentious, quarrelsome, dissident, conflicting, oppositional, controversial.

crotchety (adjective)

fractious.

different (adjective)

diverse, unlike, nonuniform, varying, differing, divergent, contradictory, distinct, conflicting, discordant, heterogeneous, unequal, various, dissimilar, disparate, abnormal, mismated, asymmetric, incommensurable, contrasting, unmatched, unalike, mismatched, different.

difficult (adjective)

finicky, cumbersome, harsh, rugged, onerous, wearisome, formidable, uphill, bothersome, thorny, burdensome, ticklish, arduous, tough, wearing, tight, laborious, toilsome, knotty, intractable, tricky, stressful, complicated, rough, cantankerous, troublesome, hard, complex, demanding, difficult, trying, wearying, grinding, oppressive, strenuous, severe, fussy, adverse.

disagreeable (adjective)

villainous.

disagreeing (adjective)

discrepant.

disobedient (adjective)

mischievous, defiant, subversive, disloyal, anarchistic, traitorous, rebellious, intractable, ungovernable, Misbehaving, Disregardful, recalcitrant, factious, undisciplined, mutinous, treasonous, nonconformist, seditious, wayward, out of control, unmanageable, Disobeying, treacherous, unruly, disobedient, insubordinate.

dissimilar (adjective)

inconsistent, aberrant, opposite, nonuniform, dissimilar, heterogeneous, different, unalike, disparate, divergent, distinct, discordant, unlike.

impious (adjective)

recusant, unregenerate.

inopportune (adjective)

inauspicious.

irritable (adjective)

fretful.

negative (adjective)

dissenting, opposing, negative.

obstinate (adjective)

mulish, Pig-headed, bovine, rigid, inflexible, inelastic, froward, refractory, obstinate, bigoted, adamant, stubborn, unyielding, resolute, restive, uncompromising, self-willed, hard-nosed, contrarious, brass-bound, bull-headed, obdurate, unbendable, pertinacious, willful, hardheaded, hidebound, tenacious.

opposed (adjective)

antipodal, diametric.

opposing (adjective)

averse, oppositional.

opposite (adjective)

negation, negative, reverse, Contra, antonymous, counter, opposite, converse, anti, antithetical, diametric, diametrical, antonymic, antipodean, inverse.

ornery (adjective)

froward.

resistant (adjective)

Resisting.

sullen (adjective)

dour, obstinate, morose, cynical, melancholy, moody, Moping, sullen, sour, cross, unfriendly, crabby, dark, grim, uncooperative, ungenial, noncooperative, glowering, scowling, petulant, unsociable, hostile, cantankerous, fretful, sulky, broody, glum, grumpy, dissociable, malevolent, grouchy, surly, frowning, long-faced, irascible, mean, beetle-browed, dejected, gloomy.

unwilling (adjective)

loath, uncomplying, Resisting, non-consenting, irreconcilable, squeamish, obstinate, averse, balky, disinclined, indisposed, recalcitrant, unwilling, unyielding, defiant, reluctant, unconsenting, stubborn, opposed, hesitant, uncooperative, unhelpful, noncooperative.

Sense 1 (noun)

argumentative, combative, truculent, volatile, contrarian.

Sense 2 (noun)

counter, polar, antipodean, antonymic, diametrical, antipodal.

Sense 3 (noun)

froward, ornery, contrarious, impossible.

Sense 4 (noun)

antithesis, contrapositive, antipodes, Antipode.

contrary (noun)

disobedient, obstinate, adverse, unfavorable, opposite, perverse, unfavourable, antonymous, wayward, reverse, different.

linkdef (noun)

opposite, reverse.

opposite (noun)

antipodes, converse, Antipode, contrapositive, reverse.

opposed (verb)

inimical.

Usage examples for contrary:

  • On the contrary, I have always understood that they are very charming. - "One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame", Robert Barr.
  • On the contrary, he seemed to be in the best of spirits. - "The Paternoster Ruby", Charles Edmonds Walk.

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