from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being contrary.
- n. Something that is contrary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Opposition or contrariness; cross-purposes, marked contrast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being contrary; opposition; repugnance; disagreement; antagonism.
- n. Something which is contrary to, or inconsistent with, something else; an inconsistency.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being contrary; extreme opposition; the relation of the greatest unlikeness within the same class.
- n. Something contrary to or extremely unlike another; a contrary.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the relation between contraries
From Middle French contrariété, from Late Latin contrarietas, from contrarius, from contra ("against"). Compare contrary. (Wiktionary)