Contrariant


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Con`tra´ri`ant


a.1.Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory.
The struggles of contrariant factions.
- Coleridge.
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Beijing, qui soutient publiquement l'Alliance democratique pour l'amelioration et le progres de Hong Kong, un groupe pro-Beijing, trouve fort contrariant que seuls six candidats du parti aient ete elus.
Ainsi, le <<risque de la commemoration>> qui <<detache une figure en particulier>> contrariant <<un soulevement dont la force provient a l'inverse d'un regroupement impersonnel entre entites heterogenes>> (Zabunyan 2013 : 44) n'est pas uniquement lie aux medias de masse qui raffolent de ces heros ordinaires.
An appendix explains, with regard to its role in the unfolding of life, that "[t]he resistance of a contrariant subject in nature is throughout implied; and if the process be that of converting resistance into willing subjection and cooperation, it cannot, from the imperfection of the subject, be effected otherwise than gradatively" (VD 58).
Despite widespread opposition to the kings party, when it came to open warfare most of the Contrariant barons never really mobilised, or never met up with the main rebel force: Edward moved too fast, and instead of facing the king together some barons were defeated while others fled (overseas or to Lancaster's protection), or surrendered, or back-pedalled hastily before going quite so far as to commit themselves.
La promiscuite designe l'assemblage contrariant, voire repugnant, dans un espace restreint et une duree trop longue, d'individus familiers ou etrangers.
His "Esprit contrariant," as Celimene dubs it (1: 678), leads him naturally to dislike what is receiving widespread praise.
Le dernier but que nous encaissons n'est pas une catastrophe, mais c'est contrariant parce que nous etions proches du 4-1 et tout a coup nous voila a 3-2.
D'un cote, concernant la France, on l'a precedemment evoque, la Cour a toujours considere justifiees des mesures contrariant certaines formes de port vestimentaire religieux au nom d'exigences d'ordre public ou de la laicite.
480-505) en contrariant des offres de partages du royaume lui-meme qui sont encore plus ignominieuses (v.