contrarious


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con·trar·i·ous

 (kən-trâr′ē-əs)
adj.
Perverse; inimical.

con·trar′i·ous·ly adv.

contrarious

(kənˈtrɛərɪəs)
adj
1. (of people or animals) perverse or obstinate
2. (of conditions) unfavourable
conˈtrariously adv
conˈtrariousness n

con•trar•i•ous

(kənˈtrɛər i əs)

adj.
perverse; refractory.
[1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contrārius contrary; see -ous]
con•trar′i•ous•ly, adv.
con•trar′i•ous•ness, n.
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Adj.1.contrarious - difficult to deal with
obstinate, stubborn, unregenerate - tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

contrarious

adjective
Given to acting in opposition to others:
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110): in such places, uncritical readers may be misled by over-subtle, even contrarious writing.
138/17); "O[??]ir men [??]er be of contrarious leuyng" (cf.
"The Grand Mufti's positions, statements, and meetings with all the Lebanese are unconcealed and steady towards both the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Arab consensus; every contrarious publication is unfounded," the statement read.
(33) ffaire sone Alexander' - thou mon first vnderstande yat the noble ancienephilosophouris fand be naturale science /yat all man is maid of four' elementis / - and of four ' contrarious ' humouris / and has ay nede of metis and drynkis to nuris ' that composte /- or ellis he may nocht lest / And than (33a) gif he takis mare of sik Ivftade na nedefull is--till his nature he will be seke /-And (33b) gif he takis lesse na is nedefull alssua he will be seke /.
To promote a Woman to beare rule, superioritie, dominion, or empire above any Realme, Nation, or Citie, is repugnant to Nature; contumelie to God, a thing most contrarious to his reveled will and approved ordinance; and finallie, it is the subversion of good Order, of all equitie and justice.
According to Juan Cole, contrarious Middle East specialist and author of the recently published "The New Arabs," the al-Baghdadi caliphate is doomed, not least because the new caliph is a psychopathic serial killer whose violent behavior will eventually antagonize most of his original supporters.
To promote a woman to beare rule, superioritie, dominion or empire above any Realme, Nation, or Citie, is repugnant to Nature, contumelie to God, a thing most contrarious to his reveled will and approved ordinance; and finallie, it is the subversion of good Order, of all equitie and justice.
The LQT patients in this work (mother: asymptomatic, QTc interval 445 ms; daughter: symptomatic, QTc interval 571 ms) showed contrarious phenotypes despite the same mutation.
420-21): the "contrarious qualites" of the universe are bound together in harmony by the same love that "halt togidres peples joyned with an holy boond, and knytteth sacrement of manages of chaste loves; and love enditeth lawes to trewe felawes.
Or, haply, how if this contrarious West, That me by turns hath starved, by turns hath fed, Embraced, disgraced, beat back, solicited, Have no fixed heart of Law within his breast, Or with some different rhythm doth e'er contest Nature in the East?
On the surface, John Knox's infamous The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558) seems a well-organized polemical treatise whose point is succinctly stated in the opening proposition: "To promote a Woman to beare rule, superioritie, dominion, or empire above any Realme, Nation, or Citie, is repugnant to Nature; contumelie to God, a thing most contrarious to his reveled will and approved ordinance; and finallie, it is the subversion of good Order, of all equitie and justice" (Knox 373).
Similarly, in the moral interludes the Vice often introduces himself, as in 'Courage contagious / Or courage contrarious, / That is my name' (Tide 37-9), or is named by other characters, as when the Devil calls 'oh my child Hypocrisy, where art thou?' (Lusty Juventus 357).