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Synonyms for contrary

Synonyms for contrary

a relation of direct opposition

exact opposition

a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false

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very opposed in nature or character or purpose

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of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false

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resistant to guidance or discipline

in an opposing direction

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References in classic literature ?
Thus, we never see the true state of our condition till it is illustrated to us by its contraries, nor know how to value what we enjoy, but by the want of it.
Miruse Hoxha from PDSH comments for Dnevnik that the rule of contraries in politics implies that a war conflict is not created to gain power, but to achieve the goal for which the war began in the first place.
But he also says, "Where Bruno took radical departure from Ficino was in his view that, just as contraries like heat and cold are inseverable from one another at the highest as well as at the lowest stages of the heroic lover's drive to the infinite, so are the contraries of harmonizing supernatural frenzy and discordant natural melancholy" (324).
The trickster god is a multifaceted deity that embraces and expresses all manner or contraries.
Indeed, Bohr chose as his motto Contraria sunt complementa, contraries are complementary.