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n. pl. con·tra·ri·e·ties
1. The quality or condition of being contrary.
2. Something that is contrary.
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n, pl -ties
1. opposition between one thing and another; disagreement
2. an instance of such opposition; inconsistency; discrepancy
3. (Logic) logic the relationship between two contraries
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con•tra•ri•e•ty(ˌkɒn trəˈraɪ ɪ ti)
n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being contrary.
2. something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin]
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