contrariant

adjective
con·​trar·​i·​ant | \ kən‧ˈtrerēənt, (ˈ)kän‧¦t- \

Definition of contrariant

: opposed, antagonistic, contrary contrariant factions

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Other Words from contrariant

contrariantly adverb

History and Etymology for contrariant

Middle English contrariaunt, from Middle French contrariant, from Late Latin contrariant-, contrarians, present participle of contrariare to oppose, from Latin contrarius

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“Contrariant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrariant. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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