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- adj. contrary; opposed; antagonistic; contradictory
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opposing; opposite; contradictory; inconsistent.
- n. A contradicter: in English history, the name given to Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, and the barons who took part with him against King Edward II., because, on account of their great power, it was not expedient to call them rebels or traitors.
Late Latin contrarians, present participle of contrariare ("to oppose"). (Wiktionary)