from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Perverse; inimical.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to counter, oppose, resist, argue.
- adj. Harmful, vexatious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Showing contrariety; repugnant; perverse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Opposing; antagonistic; contrary; rebellious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. difficult to deal with
From Middle English, from Old French contrarious, from Late Latin contrāriōsus. (Wiktionary)