contrariety

[ kon-truh-rahy-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF contrariety

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The child puzzled him by her contrariety, yet she was not a troublesome child.

The case is the same with contrariety, and with the degrees of any quality.

The cause of this contrariety lies not far beneath the surface.

This idea mingled emotions of a contrariety scarcely supportable. '

On this subject, however, I believe there is no contrariety of opinion.

There is no contrariety, as I think, between the two things; it is never the frank who have the most to say.

She was low-spirited too, impatient with the contrariety of fate.

Hence, again, a strong source of contrariety between the two sexes.

Secondly; How we are now in dissension and disunion, in strife and contrariety.

For then this league had no being, and a non-ens can have no contrariety.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietatem (nominative contrarietas) "opposition," noun of quality from contrarius (see contrary).

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