contrariety


con·tra·ri·ety

noun \ˌkän-trə-ˈrī-ə-tē\
plural con·tra·ri·eties

Definition of CONTRARIETY

1
:  the quality or state of being contrary
2
:  something contrary

Examples of CONTRARIETY

  1. <the inescapable contrariety of her chief interests: food and a desire for supermodel svelteness>

Origin of CONTRARIETY

Middle English contrariete, from Anglo-French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietat-, contrarietas, from Latin contrarius contrary
First Known Use: 14th century

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