Definition of Contrarious

1. Adjective. Difficult to deal with.

Exact synonyms: Cross-grained
Similar to: Obstinate, Stubborn, Unregenerate



Definition of Contrarious

1. a. Showing contrariety; repugnant; perverse.

Definition of Contrarious

1. Adjective. (archaic of persons) Tending to counter, oppose, resist, argue. ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic of things) Harmful, vexatious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contrarious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrarious

contrapuntist
contrapuntists
contraremonstrant
contraremonstrants
contrarian
contrarianism
contrarians
contrariantly
contraried
contraries
contrarieties
contrariety
contrarily
contrariness
contrarinesses
contrarious (current term)
contrariously
contrariousness
contrariwise
contrarotating
contrarotation
contrary
contrary to
contrary to fact
contrarying
contras
contrast
contrast agent
contrast bath

Literary usage of Contrarious

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1. A dictionary of quotations from the English poets by Henry George Bohn (1881)
"O place and greatness ! millions of false eyes Run with these false and most contrarious quests Are stuck upon thee ; volumes of reports Make thee the ..."

2. The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: with an introduction by Thomas R by Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury (1900)
"... I deme that contrarious Fortune profiteth 15 more to men than Fortune debonaire. ... contrarious Fortune is alwey soothfast, whan she sheweth ยป hir-self ..."

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