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We found 38 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word contrary:
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General dictionaries General (31 matching dictionaries)
  1. contrary, the contrary: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. contrary, contrary, the contrary: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]
  3. contrary: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  4. contrary: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  5. contrary: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  6. contrary, the contrary: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  7. Contrary, contrary: Wordnik [home, info]
  8. contrary, the contrary: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  9. contrary: Wiktionary [home, info]
  10. contrary: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  11. contrary: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  12. contrary: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  13. Contrary, contrary: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  14. contrary: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  15. contrary: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  16. contrary: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  17. contrary: Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms [home, info]
  18. Contrary (logic), Contrary (social role), Contrary: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  19. Contrary: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  20. contrary: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  21. contrary: Rhymezone [home, info]
  22. Contrary: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  23. contrary: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  24. contrary: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  25. contrary: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  26. contrary: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  27. contrary: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  28. contrary: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  29. contrary: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. CONTRARY: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]
  2. contrary: The Organon: A Conceptually Indexed Dictionary (by Genus and Differentia) [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrary: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrary: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (1 matching dictionary)
  1. contrary: Idioms [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. Contrary: Dublin Slang and Phrasebook [home, info]
  2. contrary: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (contrary)

noun:  two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
noun:  exact opposition ("Public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty")
noun:  a relation of direct opposition
adjective:  resistant to guidance or discipline ("Mary Mary quite contrary")
adjective:  very opposed in nature or character or purpose ("Acts contrary to our code of ethics")
adjective:  of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false ("`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms")
adjective:  in an opposing direction ("A contrary wind")

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Phrases that include contrary:   contrary to fact, the contrary, contrary to expectations, sub contrary, against contrary to all expectations, more...

Words similar to contrary:   adverse, contraries, contrarily, contrariness, obstinate, opposite, perverse, reverse, wayward, more...

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