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contrariety

[kon-truh-rahy-i-tee] /ˌkɒn trəˈraɪ ɪ ti/
noun, plural contrarieties for 2.
1.
the quality or state of being contrary.
2.
something contrary or of opposite character; a contrary fact or statement.
3.
Logic. the relation between contraries.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English contrariete (< Anglo-French) < Late Latin contrārietās. See contrary, -ity
Related forms
noncontrariety, noun, plural noncontrarieties.
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British Dictionary definitions for contrariety

contrariety

/ˌkɒntrəˈraɪətɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
opposition between one thing and another; disagreement
2.
an instance of such opposition; inconsistency; discrepancy
3.
(logic) the relationship between two contraries
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Word Origin and History for contrariety
n.

late 14c., from Old French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietatem (nominative contrarietas) "opposition," noun of quality from contrarius (see contrary).

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