Contrariant

Con`tra´ri`ant


a.1.Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory.
The struggles of contrariant factions.
- Coleridge.
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Or, ayant circule entre le Senegal et le Soudan/Mali pendant des decennies, ces << migrants soudanais >> conservaient des souvenirs de communautes politiques bien plus anciennes, qu'ils commencerent des lors a revendiquer, contrariant ainsi les nouvelles priorites nationales.
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.>> Emmanuel de Saint Aubert, <<La <<promiscuite>> Merleau-Ponty a la recherche d'une psychanalyse ontologique>> Archives de Philosophie, 2006/1 Tome 69, p.
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.