contrariousness

contrarious

[kuhn-trair-ee-uhs]
adjective
1.
Chiefly Appalachian. perverse; refractory.
2.
Archaic. adverse; unfavorable.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin contrārius contrary; see -ous

contrariously, adverb
contrariousness, noun
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contrarious (kənˈtrɛərɪəs)
 
adj
1.  (of people or animals) perverse or obstinate
2.  (of conditions) unfavourable
 
con'trariously
 
adv
 
con'trariousness
 
n

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