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Meaning of CONTRARIETY

Pronunciation:  `kântru'rIitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the relation between contraries
 

CONTRARIETY is a 11 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: oppositeness, opposition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con`tra*ri"e*ty\n.; pl. {Contrarieties}. [L.
contrarietas: cf. F. contrari['e]t['e].]
1. The state or quality of being contrary; opposition;
   repugnance; disagreement; antagonism.

         There is a contrariety between those things that
         conscience inclines to, and those that entertain the
         senses.                               --South.

2. Something which is contrary to, or inconsistent with,
   something else; an inconsistency.

         How can these contrarieties agree?    --Shak.

Syn: Inconsistency; discrepancy; repugnance.

 
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