Con*tra"ri*ant\, a. [LL. contrarians, p. pr. of contrariare to oppose, fr. L. contrarius: cf. F. contrariant, p. pr. of contrarier to contradict. See Contrary.] Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory. [R.]

The struggles of contrariant factions. --Coleridge.
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