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synonyms for contrariness

  • antithesis
  • contradiction
  • contradistinction
  • contrariety
  • contrast
  • oppositeness
  • polarity
  • contraposition

antonyms for contrariness

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  • agreement
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How to use contrariness in a sentence

"No, I won't," pouted Dot, dropping upon the ice in sheer contrariness.
FIVE LITTLE STARRS IN THE CANADIAN FORESTLILLIAN ELIZABETH ROY
There are always fools, though, who will disregard such a notice just from sheer contrariness.
THE OPINIONS OF A PHILOSOPHERROBERT GRANT
He may at times laugh, and in the friendliest spirit tease his wife about her contrariness.
MARRIED LOVEMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
After such failures he would be downcast on account of Hans's contrariness.
CLEVER HANSOSKAR PFUNGST
Something of her contrariness came back to her as she paced the walk and looked over it at the tree-tops inside.
THE SECRET GARDENFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
In the contrariness of accounts, we must infer that much rests for support on the imagination or interest of the witness.
THE CONSPIRACY OF PONTIAC AND THE INDIAN WAR AFTER THE CONQUEST OF CANADAFRANCIS PARKMAN
"I like the Indian way best," cried Jeanne in a spirit of half contrariness.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD DETROITAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
It is hard on real authors to have to contend with such contrariness, and simply impossible for would-bes.
TRIPPING WITH THE TUCKER TWINSNELL SPEED
Then up steps the girl and "I'll go," says she--heaven knows why or what took her, except the contrariness of woman.
THE CASTLE INNSTANLEY JOHN WEYMAN
But as he possessed a vein of obstinacy and contrariness, this merely confirmed him in his course.
THE LAND OF STRONG MENARTHUR M. CHISHOLM
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTRARINESS

  • antithesis
  • contradiction
  • contraposition
  • contrariety
  • contrariness
  • contrast
  • oppositeness
  • polarity
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.