14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English contrariete, from Anglo-French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietat-, contrarietas, from Latin contrarius contrary
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“Contrariety.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contrariety. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.
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