A member of a guerrilla force in Nicaragua that opposed the left-wing Sandinista government 1979–90, and was supported by the US for much of that time. It was officially disbanded in 1990, after the Sandinistas' electoral defeat
Against; opposite; contrasting
Defying or opposing everyone else
(Of the interpretation of an ambiguous contract) against the party which proposed or drafted the contract or clause
On the other hand; on the contrary
On the other hand, on the contrary; in return. Now chiefly US_Law.
Rotating in the opposite direction or in opposite directions, especially about the same shaft
‘For and against’; = pro and contra.
A political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anticommunist Contras in Nicaragua, despite congressional prohibition
another term for double bass.
A temporary arrangement where traffic on a road is transferred from its usual side to share the other half of the carriageway with traffic moving in the opposite direction
A bassoon that is larger and longer than the normal type and sounds an octave lower in pitch
Another term for counterfactual.
Distinction made by contrasting the different qualities of two things
Tending to respond to a suggestion by believing or doing the contrary
Another term for the Iran–Contra affair.