contrary nature

  • 1 contrary — n antithesis, opposite, contradictory, antonym, antipode (see under OPPOSITE adj) Analogous words: *converse, reverse contrary adj 1 antithetical, *opposite, contradictory, antonymous, antipodal, antipodean Analogous words: divergent, disparate,… …

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  • 2 Nature and Attributes of God —     The Nature and Attributes of God     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Nature and Attributes of God     I. As Known Through Natural Reason     A. Infinity of God     B. Unity or Unicity of God     C. Simplicity of God     D. Divine Personality… …

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  • 3 contrary — I adjective abnegative, adversative, adverse, adversus, answering, antagonistic to, antipathetic, antithetic, antithetical, at cross purposes, at issue, at variance, averse, captious, conflicting, confutative, confuting, contradicting,… …

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  • 4 contrary — [kän′trer΄ē; ] for adj.4, often [ kən trer′ē] adj. [ME contrarie < OFr contraire < L contrarius, opposite, opposed < contra, against] 1. opposed; in opposition [contrary to the rules] 2. opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.;… …

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  • 5 Contrary Magazine — Editors Jeff McMahon, Shaindel Beers, Frances Badgett Categories Literary journal, culture, literature Frequency quarterly First issue September 21, 2003 Country United States …

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  • 6 Nature (philosophy) — Nature is a concept with two major sets of inter related meanings, referring on the one hand to the things which are natural, or subject to the normal working of laws of nature , or on the other hand to the essential properties and causes of… …

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  • 7 Nature — • Has reference to the production of things, and hence generally includes in its connotation the ideas of energy and activity. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nature     Nature    …

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  • 8 contrary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) opposite in nature, direction, or meaning. 2) (of two or more statements, beliefs, etc.) opposed to one another. 3) perversely inclined to do the opposite of what is expected or desired. ► NOUN (the contrary) ▪ the opposite. ● …

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  • 9 contrary — 01. [Contrary] to what some people in the office are saying, I have never had an affair with my secretary, and I never will. 02. [Contrary] to popular belief, drinking alcohol on a regular basis can actually be beneficial to your health. 03. His… …

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  • 10 Nature versus nurture — The nature versus nurture debate concerns the relative importance of an individual s innate qualities ( nature, i.e. nativism, or innatism) versus personal experiences ( nurture, i.e. empiricism or behaviorism) in determining or causing… …

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  • 11 contrary — contrarily /kon trer euh lee, keuhn trair /, adv. contrariness, n. /kon trer ee/; for 5 also /keuhn trair ee/, adj., n., pl. contraries, adv. adj. 1. opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact; contrary… …

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  • 12 contrary — adjective 1. /ˈkɒntrəri / (say kontruhree) opposite in nature or character; diametrically opposed; mutually opposed: contrary to fact; contrary propositions. 2. /ˈkɒntrəri / (say kontruhree) opposite in direction or position. 3. /ˈkɒntrəri / (say …

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  • 13 contrary — con•trar•y [[t]ˈkɒn trɛr i[/t]] for 5 also [[t]kənˈtrɛər i[/t]] adj. n. pl. trar•ies, adv. 1) opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact; contrary beliefs[/ex] 2) opposite in direction or position:… …

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  • 14 Nature park — A nature park is a landscape protected by means of long term planning, use and agriculture. These valuable landscapes are preserved in their present state and promoted for touristic purposes. In most countries nature parks are subject to legally… …

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  • 15 nature — noun 1 the physical world; plants, animals, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ Mother ▪ Mother Nature s way of dealing with overpopulation VERB + NATURE ▪ commune with ▪ He believed in spending half an hour each day to relax and commune with …

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  • 16 contrary — [ kɒntrəri] adjective 1》 (often contrary to) opposite in nature, direction, or meaning. 2》 (of two or more statements, beliefs, etc.) opposed to one another.     ↘Logic (of two propositions) so related that one or neither but not both must be… …

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  • 17 contrary — adj., n., & adv. adj. 1 (usu. foll. by to) opposed in nature or tendency. 2 colloq. perverse, self willed. 3 (of a wind) unfavourable, impeding. 4 mutually opposed. 5 opposite in position or direction. n. (pl. ies) (prec. by the) the opposite.… …

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  • 18 nature — n. 1 a thing s or person s innate or essential qualities or character (not in their nature to be cruel; is the nature of iron to rust). 2 (often Nature) a the physical power causing all the phenomena of the material world (Nature is the best… …

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  • 19 contrary to — opposite in nature, direction, or meaning. → contrary …

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  • 20 contrary — 1. adjective a) opposed in nature b) strongly dissimilar 2. adverb Contrarily 3. noun a) The opposite …

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