Definitions For Contrary


  • A logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
  • Exact opposition
  • A relation of direct opposition
  • Exactly opposite to something else : entirely different from something else
  • Against or opposed to something
  • Not favorable or helpful


  • In an opposing direction
  • Resistant to guidance or discipline
  • Very opposed in nature or character or purpose
  • Of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false

Is Contrary a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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Words with Friends

The word Contrary is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Contrary in a Sentence

  • The admonition that we should not return hate with hate, but rather with its contrary—love
  • The sisters gave contrary answers: one said “yes” and one said “no.”
  • We had contrary opinions on the issue.
  • Without contrary evidence, the jury will find her guilty.

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