contrariety

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

Definition of contrariety

plural contrarieties
1 : the quality or state of being contrary
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



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