Definition of contrarious in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈtrerēəs/

Entry from US English dictionary


1Perverse; refractory.
Example sentences
  • D minor was traditionally regarded as a key both ‘obscure’ and a shade perilous, as was the Dorian mode it derived from; the piece falls, with the impetuosity of youth, into more contrarious sections than does any of the later toccatas.
2Opposed; unfavorable.
Example sentences
  • The working of the party became less democratic and more bureaucratic, while certain questionable practices, like sending contrarious members to distant posts, developed unchecked.

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Syllabification: con·trar·i·ous

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