contrary / ˈkɒn trɛr i; for 5 also kənˈtrɛər i /


contrary3 个定义

adj. 形容词 adjective
  1. opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact; contrary propositions.
  2. opposite in direction or position: departures in contrary directions.
  3. being the opposite one of two: I will make the contrary choice.
n. 名词 noun

plural con·trar·ies.

  1. something that is contrary or opposite: to prove the contrary of a statement.
  2. either of two contrary things.
  3. Logic. a proposition so related to another proposition that both may not be true though both may be false, as with the propositions “All judges are male” and “No judges are male.”
adv. 副词 adverb
  1. in opposition; oppositely; counter: to act contrary to one's own principles.

contrary 近义词

adj. 形容词 adjective

antagonistic; opposite


  1. This senseless policy needlessly puts lives at risk, and it’s critical that the American people speak out about why this rule change is dangerous and contrary to our values.
  2. Quite the contrary, the delays help ensure legitimacy of the votes.
  3. On the contrary, you can run 404 checks to locate pages that are not working anymore to ensure that they are redirected in the correct page.
  4. On the contrary, the whole point is that business on its own can make the world a better place.
  5. And, contrary to popular belief, I’m also a huge proponent of public transportation.
  6. He argues persuasively that the decision to launch the attack was completely contrary to reason and good military judgment.
  7. Contrary to the popular narrative, TNR did not “die” last week.
  8. Contrary to what you may assume about me, I actually enjoy the occasional trip to the mall.
  9. No, on the contrary, only a fraction of this country, a part which I would call the best of Italy, is against the Mafia.
  10. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, there is nothing intrinsically “progressive” about hating suburbs.
  11. Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
  12. My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
  13. This seems to be contrary to the spirit and intent of the act, which is primarily to centralize reserves in Federal Reserve Banks.
  14. On the contrary, the full meaning of the act is manifestly opposed to such an idea.
  15. Mrs. Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.