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contrarious

[kuh n-trair-ee-uh s] /kənˈtrɛər i əs/
adjective
1.
Chiefly Appalachian. perverse; refractory.
2.
Archaic. adverse; unfavorable.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contrārius contrary; see -ous
Related forms
contrariously, adverb
contrariousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for contrariousness

contrarious

/kənˈtrɛərɪəs/
adjective (rare)
1.
(of people or animals) perverse or obstinate
2.
(of conditions) unfavourable
Derived Forms
contrariously, adverb
contrariousness, noun
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