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Contrariety meaning

contrariety - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state or quality of being contrary; opposition; repugnance; disagreement; antagonism.
  2. 2. Something which is contrary to, or inconsistent with, something else; an inconsistency.
  3. 3. State of being contrary.

contrariety - examples of usage

  1. Hence the contrariety of sentiments on the subject, with little more than mere opinions offered to support them. - "A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education", James Gall.
  2. He has indeed been a real comfort to me under this sad contrariety of events. - "Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I", Sir John Ross.
  3. In this thought he was aided by his own innocence and simplicity; and though, on looking back afterwards to this eventful season, he recognized many trivial occurrences which ought to have put him on his guard, yet he had no suspicion at the time that those who conversed so winningly, and sustained so gracefully and happily the commerce of thought and sentiment, might in their actual state, nay, in their governing principles, be in utter contrariety to himself when the veil was removed from off their hearts. - "Callista", John Henry Cardinal Newman.
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