contrariety

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

Definition of contrariety 

1 : the quality or state of being contrary

2 : something contrary

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Synonyms & Antonyms for contrariety

Synonyms

contrariness, oppositeness, opposition, polarity

Antonyms

identicalness, sameness

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Examples of contrariety in a Sentence

the inescapable contrariety of her chief interests: food and a desire for supermodel svelteness

First Known Use of contrariety

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for contrariety

Middle English contrariete, from Anglo-French contrarieté, from Late Latin contrarietat-, contrarietas, from Latin contrarius contrary

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