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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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.
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?
Therefore, 'to promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion or empire above any realm, nature or city is repugnant to nature, contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance, and finally it is the subversion of good order, of all equity and justice', Knox ringingly declared, before elaborating several thousand words of largely circular variation on that pungent theme.
Ronald Davidson, however, provides an answer: "Because of his contrarious [
28) His The First Anniversary even doubts how the contrarious "minds of stubborn men can build" anything at all (78).
The contrarious mimetic reflex between critiquing re-presentation and projective presentation has been described by Alexander Leggatt as the distance between the early modern English actor standing "as it were, beside the character, commenting on it," and "showing it off," (20) which is to say, performing it.