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

Definition of contrariety



  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being contrary

  2. 2 :  something contrary

Examples of contrariety in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology 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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