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contrary
n. a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
contrary
n. exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
opposite, contrary, reverse
n. a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
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contrary, adverse
adj. in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
wayward, perverse, obstinate, contrary
adj. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
contrary
adj. very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
contrary
adj. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
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converse
n. a proposition obtained by conversion
negative
adj. expressing or consisting of a negation or refusal or denial
impetuous
adj. marked by violent force; "impetuous heaving waves"
mutually exclusive, contradictory
adj. unable to be both true at the same time
unmanageable, uncorrectable, uncontrollable
adj. incapable of being controlled or managed; "uncontrollable children"; "an uncorrectable habit"
recalcitrant
adj. marked by stubborn resistance to authority; "the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators"
unsubmissive, unservile
adj. not servile or submissive
error-prone, erring
adj. capable of making an error; "all men are error-prone"
disapproving
adj. expressing or manifesting disapproval
inflexible, sturdy, uncompromising
adj. not making concessions; "took an uncompromising stance in the peace talks"; "uncompromising honesty"
naughty
adj. badly behaved; "a naughty boy"
ill
adj. indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
difficult, unmanageable
adj. hard to control; "a difficult child", "an unmanageable situation"
indocile, unruly, ungovernable, uncontrollable
adj. of persons; "the little boy's parents think he is spirited, but his teacher finds him unruly"
deviate, deviant, aberrant
adj. markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
disorderly
adj. undisciplined and unruly; "disorderly youths"; "disorderly conduct"
counter, antagonistic
adj. indicating opposition or resistance
cussed, unrepentant, obstinate, obdurate
adj. stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn
adj. tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
unyielding, tenacious, pertinacious, persistent, dour, dogged
adj. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
insubordinate
adj. not submissive to authority; "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
rebellious
adj. resisting control or authority; "temperamentally rebellious"; "a rebellious crew"
mutinous
adj. disposed to or in a state of mutiny; "the men became mutinous and insubordinate"
untamed, wild
adj. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"
intractable
adj. not tractable; difficult to manage or mold; "an intractable disposition"; "intractable pain"; "the most intractable issue of our era"; "intractable metal"
recalcitrant, refractory
adj. not responding to treatment; "a stubborn infection"; "a refractory case of acne"; "stubborn rust stains"
unmanageable, uncontrollable
adj. difficult to solve or alleviate; "uncontrollable pain"
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self-willed, wilful, willful, headstrong, froward
adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
recusant
adj. refusing to submit to authority; "the recusant electors...cooperated in electing a new Senate"- Mary W.Williams
recalcitrant, refractory, fractious
adj. stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"
allo
adj. (prefix) indicating difference or variation: "allomorph"; "allophone"
opposite
adj. altogether different in nature or quality or significance; "the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended"; "it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest"- Charles Reade
various, assorted
adj. of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity; "assorted sizes"; "his disguises are many and various"; "various experiments have failed to disprove the theory"; "cited various reasons for his behavior"
contrastive, contrasting
adj. strikingly different; tending to contrast; "contrasting (or contrastive) colors"
differentiable
adj. capable of being perceived as different; "differentiable species"
divergent
adj. diverging from another or from a standard; "a divergent opinion"
disparate
adj. fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind; "such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing"; "disparate ideas"
various, diverse
adj. distinctly dissimilar or unlike; "celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan"; "animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth"
divers, diverse
adj. many and different; "tourist offices of divers nationalities"; "a person of diverse talents"
polar, opposite, diametrical, diametric
adj. characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed; "in diametric contradiction to his claims"; "diametrical (or opposite) points of view"; "opposite meanings"; "extreme and indefensible polar positions"
variant
adj. exhibiting variation and change; "letters variant in size"
complementary
adj. of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other; "`male' and `female' are complementary terms"
contradictory
adj. of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false; "`perfect' and `imperfect' are contradictory terms"
contrastive, incompatible
adj. of words so related that one contrasts with the other; "`rich' and `hard-up' are contrastive terms"
converse
adj. of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other; "`parental' and `filial' are converse terms"
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obedient
adj. dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke
duteous, dutiful
adj. willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect; "a dutiful child"; "a dutiful citizen"; "Patient Griselda was a chaste and duteous wife";
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