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    CONTENTLESS — CONTRARIOUSLY

    CONTENTLESS, a. Discontented; dissatisfied; uneasy.

    CONTENTLY, adv. In a contented way.

    CONTENTMENT, n.

    1. Content; a resting or satisfaction of mind without disquiet; acquiescence.NWAD CONTENTMENT.2

    Contentment, without external honor, is humility.NWAD CONTENTMENT.3

    Godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6.NWAD CONTENTMENT.4

    2. Gratification.NWAD CONTENTMENT.5

    At Paris the prince spent a day, to give his mind some contentment.NWAD CONTENTMENT.6

    CONTERMINABLE, a. [L. Con and terminus.] Capable of the same bounds.

    CONTERMINATE, a. Having the same bounds.

    CONTERMINOUS, a. [L., con and terminus, a border.] Bordering upon; touching at the boundary; contiguous; as a people conterminous to the Roman territory.

    CONTERRANEAN, CONTERRANEOUS, a. [L., con and terra, country.] Being of the same country. [Not used.]

    CONTEST, v.t. [L., have a different sense, being equivalent to the English attest. See Test.]

    1. To dispute; to strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend. The troops contested every inch of ground.NWAD CONTEST.2

    2. To dispute; to argue in opposition to; to controvert; to litigate; to oppose; to call in question; as, the advocate contested every point.NWAD CONTEST.3

    None have contested the proportion of these ancient pieces.NWAD CONTEST.4

    CONTEST, v.i.

    1. To strive; to contend; followed by with.NWAD CONTEST.6

    The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory.NWAD CONTEST.7

    2. To vie; to emulate.NWAD CONTEST.8

    Of man who dares in pomp with Jove contest.NWAD CONTEST.9

    CONTEST, n.

    1. Strife; struggle for victory, superiority, or in defense; struggle in arms. All Europe engaged in the contest against France. The contest was furious.NWAD CONTEST.11

    2. Dispute; debate; violent controversy; strife in argument.NWAD CONTEST.12

    Leave all noisy contests, all immodest clamors, and brawling language.NWAD CONTEST.13

    CONTESTABLE, a. That may be disputed or debated; disputable; controvertible.

    CONTESTABLENESS, n. Possibility of being contested.

    CONTESTATION, n.

    1. The act of contesting; strife; dispute.NWAD CONTESTATION.2

    After years spent in domestic contestations, she found means to withdraw.NWAD CONTESTATION.3

    2. Testimony; proof by witnesses.NWAD CONTESTATION.4

    CONTESTINGLY, adv. In a contending manner.

    CONTESTLESS, a. Not to be disputed.

    CONTEX, v.t. To weave together. [Not used.]

    CONTEXT, n. [L. Con and texo, to weave.] The general series or composition of a discourse; more particularly, the parts of a discourse which precede or follow the sentence quoted; the passages of scripture which are near the text, either before it or after it. The sense of a passage of scripture is often illustrated by the context.

    CONTEXT, a. Knit or woven together; close; firm.
    CONTEXT, v.t. To knit together. [Not used.]

    CONTEXTURE, n. The manner of interweaving several parts into one body; the disposition and union of the constituent parts of a thing, with respect to each other; composition of parts; constitution; as a silk of admirable contexture.

    He was not of any delicate contexture; his limbs rather sturdy than dainty.NWAD CONTEXTURE.2

    CONTEXTURAL, a. Pertaining to contexture, or to the human frame.

    CONTIGNATION, n. [L., a beam.]

    1. A frame of beams; a story.NWAD CONTIGNATION.2

    2. The act of framing together, or uniting beams in a fabric.NWAD CONTIGNATION.3

    CONTIGUITY, n. [See Contiguous.] Actual contact of bodies; a touching.

    CONTIGUOUS, a. [L., con and tango, tago, to touch.] Touching; meeting or joining at the surface or border; as two contiguous bodies or countries.

    The houses in ancient Rome were not contiguous.NWAD CONTIGUOUS.2

    Usually followed by to. Bacon uses with, but he has not been followed.NWAD CONTIGUOUS.3

    CONTIGUOUSLY, adv. In a manner to touch; without intervening space.

    CONTIGUOUSNESS, n. A state of contact; close union of surfaces or borders.

    CONTINENCE, CONTINENCY, n. [L., to hold, or withhold; con and teneo, to hold. See Tenet.]

    1. In a general sense, the restraint which a person imposes upon his desires and passions; self-command.NWAD CONTINENCE.2

    2. Appropriately, the restraint of the passion for sexual enjoyment; resistance of concupiscence; forbearance of lewd pleasures; hence, chastity. But the term is usually applied to males, as chastity is to females. Scipio the younger exhibited the nobles example of continence recorded in Pagan history; an example surpassed only by that of Joseph in sacred history.NWAD CONTINENCE.3

    3. Forbearance of lawful pleasure.NWAD CONTINENCE.4

    Content without lawful venery, is continence; without unlawful, is chastity.NWAD CONTINENCE.5

    4. Moderation in the indulgence of sexual enjoyment.NWAD CONTINENCE.6

    Chastity is either abstinence or continence; abstinence is that of virgins or widows; continence, that of married persons.NWAD CONTINENCE.7

    5. Continuity; uninterrupted course. [Not now used.]NWAD CONTINENCE.8

    CONTINENT, a. [L.]

    1. Refraining from unlawful sexual commerce, or moderate in the indulgence of lawful pleasure; chaste.NWAD CONTINENT.2

    2. Restrained; moderate; temperate.NWAD CONTINENT.3

    Have a continent forbearance.NWAD CONTINENT.4

    3. Opposing; restraining.NWAD CONTINENT.5

    4. Continuous; connected; not interrupted.NWAD CONTINENT.6

    The North East part of Asia, if not continent with America--NWAD CONTINENT.7

    A continent fever. More generally we now say a continued fever.NWAD CONTINENT.8

    CONTINENT, n.

    1. In geography, a great extent of land, not disjoined or interrupted by a sea; a connected tract of land of great extent; as the Eastern and Western continent. It differs from an isle only in extent. New Holland may be denominated a continent. Britain is called a continent, as opposed to the isle of Anglesey.NWAD CONTINENT.10

    In Spenser, continent is use for ground in general.NWAD CONTINENT.11

    2. That which contains any thing. [Not used.]NWAD CONTINENT.12

    CONTINENTAL, a. Pertaining or relating to a continent; as the continental powers of Europe. In America, pertaining to the United States, as continental money, in distinction from what pertains to the separate states; a word much used during the revolution.

    CONTINENTLY, adv. In a continent manner; chastely; moderately; temperately.

    CONTINGENCE, CONTINGENCY, n. [L., to fall or happen to; to touch. See Touch.]

    1. The quality of being contingent or casual; a happening; or the possibility of coming to pass.NWAD CONTINGENCE.2

    We are not to build certain rules on the contingency of human actions.NWAD CONTINGENCE.3

    2. Casualty; accident; fortuitous event. The success of the attempt will depend on contingencies. [See Accident and Casualty.]NWAD CONTINGENCE.4

    CONTINGENT, a.

    1. Falling or coming by chance, that is, without design or expectation on our part; accidental; casual. On our part, we speak of chance or contingencies; but with an infinite being, nothing can be contingent.NWAD CONTINGENT.2

    2. In law, depending on an uncertainty; as a contingent remainder.NWAD CONTINGENT.3

    CONTINGENT, n.

    1. A fortuitous event; that which comes without our design, foresight or expectation.NWAD CONTINGENT.5

    2. That which falls to one in a division or apportionment among a number; a quota; an equal or suitable share; proportion. Each prince furnishes his contingent of men, money and munitions.NWAD CONTINGENT.6

    CONTINGENTLY, adv. Accidentally; without design or foresight.

    CONTINGENTNESS, n. The state of being contingent; fortuitousness.

    CONTINUAL, a. [L. See Continue.]

    1. Proceeding without interruption or cessation; unceasing; not intermitting; used in reference to time.NWAD CONTINUAL.2

    He that hath a merry heart hath a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15.NWAD CONTINUAL.3

    I have great heaviness and continual sorrow of heart. Romans 9:2.NWAD CONTINUAL.4

    2. Very frequent; often repeated; as, the charitable man has continual application for alms.NWAD CONTINUAL.5

    3. Continual fever, or continued fever, a fever that abates, but never entirely intermits, till it comes to a crisis; thus distinguished from remitting and intermitting fever.NWAD CONTINUAL.6

    4. Continual claim, in law, a claim that is made from time to time within every year or day, to land or other estate, the possession of which cannot be obtained without hazard.NWAD CONTINUAL.7

    5. Perpetual.NWAD CONTINUAL.8

    CONTINUALLY, adv.

    1. Without pause or cessation; unceasingly; as, the ocean is continually rolling its waves on the shore.NWAD CONTINUALLY.2

    2. Very often; in repeated succession; from time to time.NWAD CONTINUALLY.3

    Thou shalt eat bread at my table continually. 2 Samuel 9:7.NWAD CONTINUALLY.4

    CONTINUALNESS, n. Permanence.

    CONTINUANCE, n. [See Continue.]

    1. A holding on or remaining in a particular state, or in a course or series. Applied to time, duration; a state of lasting; as the continuance of rain or fair weather for a day or week. Sensual pleasure is of short continuance.NWAD CONTINUANCE.2

    2. Perseverance; as, no excuse will justify a continuance in sin.NWAD CONTINUANCE.3

    By patient continuance in well doing. Romans 2:7.NWAD CONTINUANCE.4

    3. Abode; residence; as, during our continuance in Paris.NWAD CONTINUANCE.5

    4. Succession uninterrupted; continuation; a prolonging of existence; as, the brute regards the continuance of his species.NWAD CONTINUANCE.6

    5. Progression of time.NWAD CONTINUANCE.7

    In thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned. Psalm 139:16.NWAD CONTINUANCE.8

    6. In law, the deferring of a suit, or the giving of a day for the parties to a suit to appear. After issue or demurrer joined, as well as in some of the previous stages of proceeding, a day is continually given, and entered upon record, for the parties to appear on from time to time. The giving of this day is called a continuance.NWAD CONTINUANCE.9

    7. In the United States, the deferring of a trial or suit from one stated term of the court to another.NWAD CONTINUANCE.10

    8. Continuity; resistance to a separation of parts; a holding together. [Not used.]NWAD CONTINUANCE.11

    CONTINUATE, v.t. To join closely together.

    CONTINUATE, a. [L.]

    1. Immediately united; holding together. [Little used.]NWAD CONTINUATE.3

    2. Uninterrupted; unbroken. [Little used.]NWAD CONTINUATE.4

    CONTINUATELY, adv. With continuity; without interruption. [Little used.]

    CONTINUATION, n. [L.]

    1. Extension of existence in a series or line; succession uninterrupted.NWAD CONTINUATION.2

    These things must be the works of providence, for the continuation of the species.NWAD CONTINUATION.3

    2. Extension or carrying on to a further point; as the continuation of a story.NWAD CONTINUATION.4

    3. Extension in space; production; a carrying on in length; as the continuation of a line in surveying.NWAD CONTINUATION.5

    CONTINUATIVE, n.

    1. An expression noting permanence or duration.NWAD CONTINUATIVE.2

    To these may be added continuatives; as, Rome remains to this day; which includes at least two propositions, viz. Rome was, and Rome is.NWAD CONTINUATIVE.3

    2. In grammar, a word that continues.NWAD CONTINUATIVE.4

    CONTINUATOR, n. One who continues or keeps up a series or succession.

    CONTINUE, v.i. [L., to hold. See Tenet.]

    1. To remain in a state, or place; to abide for any time indefinitely.NWAD CONTINUE.2

    The multitude continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat. Matthew 15:32.NWAD CONTINUE.3

    2. To last; to be durable; to endure; to be permanent.NWAD CONTINUE.4

    Thy kingdom shall not continue. 1 Samuel 13:14.NWAD CONTINUE.5

    3. To persevere; to be steadfast or constant in any course.NWAD CONTINUE.6

    If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. John 8:31.NWAD CONTINUE.7

    CONTINUE, v.t.

    1. To protract; not to cease from or to terminate.NWAD CONTINUE.9

    O continue thy loving kindness to them that know thee. Psalm 36:10.NWAD CONTINUE.10

    2. To extend from one thing to another; to produce or draw out in length. Continue the line from A to B. Let the line be continued to the boundary.NWAD CONTINUE.11

    3. To persevere in; not to cease to do or use; as, to continue the same diet.NWAD CONTINUE.12

    4. To hold to or unite. [Not used.]NWAD CONTINUE.13

    The navel continues the infant to its mother.NWAD CONTINUE.14

    CONTINUED, pp.

    1. Drawn out; protracted; produced; extended in length; extended without interruption.NWAD CONTINUED.2

    2. a. Extended in time without intermission; proceeding without cessation; unceasing; as a continued fever, which abates but never entirely intermits. A continued base is performed through the whole piece.NWAD CONTINUED.3

    Continued proportion, in arithmetic, is where the consequent of the first ratio is the same with the antecedent of the second, as 4 : 8 : : 8 : 16, in contradistinction from discrete proportion.NWAD CONTINUED.4

    CONTINUEDLY, adv. Without interruption; without ceasing.

    CONTINUER, n. One who continues; cone that has the power of perseverance.

    CONTINUING, ppr.

    1. Remaining fixed or permanent; abiding; lasting; enduring; persevering; protracting; producing in length.NWAD CONTINUING.2

    2. a. Permanent.NWAD CONTINUING.3

    Here we have no continuing city. Hebrews 13:14.NWAD CONTINUING.4

    CONTINUITY, n. [L.] Connection uninterrupted; cohesion; close union of parts; unbroken texture.

    Philosophers talk of the solution of continuity.NWAD CONTINUITY.2

    CONTINUOUS, a. [L.] Joined without intervening space; as continuous depth.

    CONTORT, v.t. [L.] TO twist together; to writhe.

    CONTORTED, pp. Twisted together. A contorted corol, in botany, has the edge of one petal lying over the next, in an oblique direction.

    CONTORTION, CONTORSION, n. [L.]

    1. A twisting; a writhing; a wresting; a twist; wry motion; as the contorsion of the muscles of the face.NWAD CONTORTION.2

    2. In medicine, a twisting or wresting of a limb or member of the body out of its natural situation; the iliac passion; partial dislocation; distorted spine; contracted neck.NWAD CONTORTION.3

    CONTOUR, n. The outline; the line that defines or terminates a figure.

    CONTOURNIATED, a. Having edges appearing as if turned in a lathe.

    CONTRA. A Latin preposition signifying against, in opposition, entering into the composition of some English words. It appears to be a compound of con and tra, like intra; tra for W. tras. Fr. contre.

    CONTRABAND, a. [See Ban.] Prohibited. Contraband goods are such as are prohibited to be imported or exported, either by the laws of a particular kingdom or state, or by the law of nations, or by special treaties. In time of war, arms and munitions of war are not permitted by one belligerent, to be transported to the other, but are held to be contraband and liable to capture and condemnation.

    CONTRABAND, n.

    1. Prohibition of trading in goods, contrary to the laws of a state or of nations.NWAD CONTRABAND.3

    2. Illegal traffick.NWAD CONTRABAND.4

    CONTRABANDIST, n. One who trafficks illegally.

    CONTRACT, v.t. [L., to draw. See Draw.]

    1. To draw together or nearer; to draw into a less compass, either in length or breadth; to shorten; to abridge; to narrow; to lessen; as, to contract an inclosure; to contract the faculties; to contract the period of life; to contract the sphere of action.NWAD CONTRACT.2

    2. To draw the parts together; to wrinkle; as, to contract the brow.NWAD CONTRACT.3

    3. To betroth; to affiance. A contracted his daughter to B. The lady was contracted to a man of merit.NWAD CONTRACT.4

    4. To draw to; to bring on; to incur; to gain. We contract vicious habits by indulgence. We contract debt by extravagance.NWAD CONTRACT.5

    5. To shorten by omission of a letter or syllable; as, to contract a word.NWAD CONTRACT.6

    6. To epitomize; to abridge; as, to contract an essay.NWAD CONTRACT.7

    CONTRACT, v.i.

    1. To shrink; to become shorter or narrower.NWAD CONTRACT.9

    Many bodies contract by the application of cold.NWAD CONTRACT.10

    A hempen cord contracts by moisture.NWAD CONTRACT.11

    2. To bargain; to make a mutual agreement, as between two or more persons. We have contracted for a load of flour; or we have contracted with a farmer for a quantity of provisions.NWAD CONTRACT.12

    CONTRACT, for contracted, pp. Affianced; betrothed.
    CONTRACT, n.

    1. An agreement or covenant between two or more persons, in which each party binds himself to do or forbear some act, and each acquires a right to what the other promises; a mutual promise upon lawful consideration or promise upon lawful consideration or cause, which binds the parties to a performance; a bargain; a compact. Contracts are executory or executed.NWAD CONTRACT.15

    2. The act by which a man and woman are betrothed, each to the other.NWAD CONTRACT.16

    3. The writing which contains the agreement of parties with the terms and conditions, and which serves as a proof of the obligation.NWAD CONTRACT.17

    CONTRACTED, pp.

    1. Drawn together, or into a shorter or narrower compass; shrunk; betrothed; incurred; bargained.NWAD CONTRACTED.2

    2. a. Narrow; mean; selfish; as a man of a contracted soul or mind.NWAD CONTRACTED.3

    CONTRACTEDLY, adv. In a contracted manner.

    CONTRACTEDNESS, n.

    1. The state of being contracted.NWAD CONTRACTEDNESS.2

    2. Narrowness; meanness; excessive selfishness.NWAD CONTRACTEDNESS.3

    CONTRACTIBILITY, n. Possibility of being contracted; quality of suffering contraction; as the contractibility and dilatibility of air.

    CONTRACTIBLE, a. Capable of contraction.

    Small air bladders, dilatable and contractible.NWAD CONTRACTIBLE.2

    CONTRACTIBLENESS, n. The quality of suffering contraction; contractibility.

    CONTRACTILE, a. Tending to contract; having the power of shortening or of drawing into smaller dimensions; as the contractile force of certain elastic bodies.

    CONTRACTILITY, n. The inherent quality or force by which bodies shrink or contract.

    CONTRACTING, ppr.

    1. Shortening or narrowing; drawing together; lessening dimensions; shrinking; making a bargain; betrothing.NWAD CONTRACTING.2

    2. a. Making or having made a contract or treaty; stipulating; as the contracting parties to a league.NWAD CONTRACTING.3

    CONTRACTION, n. [L.]

    1. The act of drawing together, or shrinking; the act of shortening, narrowing or lessening extent or dimensions, by causing the parts of a body to approach nearer to each other; the state of being contracted.NWAD CONTRACTION.2

    Oil of vitriol will throw the stomach into involuntary contractions.NWAD CONTRACTION.3

    The contraction of the heart is called systole.NWAD CONTRACTION.4

    Some things induce a contraction of the nerves.NWAD CONTRACTION.5

    2. The act of shortening, abridging, or reducing within a narrower compass by any means. A poem may be improved by omissions or contractions.NWAD CONTRACTION.6

    3. In grammar, the shortening of a word, by the omission of a letter or syllable; as, cant for cannot; burst for bursted or bursten; Swedish and Danish ord, a word.NWAD CONTRACTION.7

    4. A contract; marriage contract. [Not used.]NWAD CONTRACTION.8

    5. Abbreviation.NWAD CONTRACTION.9

    CONTRACTOR, n.

    1. One who contracts; one of the parties to a bargain; one who covenants to do any thing for another.NWAD CONTRACTOR.2

    2. One who contracts or covenants with a government to furnish provisions or other supplies or to perform any work or service for the public, at a certain price or rate.NWAD CONTRACTOR.3

    CONTRA-DANCE, COUNTER-DANCE, n. A dance in which the partners are arranged in opposition, or in opposite lines.

    CONTRADICT, v.t. [L., to speak.]

    1. To oppose by words; to assert the contrary to what has been asserted, or to deny what has been affirmed.NWAD CONTRADICT.2

    It is not lawful to contradict a point of history known to all the world.NWAD CONTRADICT.3

    The Jews--spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Acts 13:45.NWAD CONTRADICT.4

    2. To oppose; to be directly contrary to.NWAD CONTRADICT.5

    No truth can contradict another truth.NWAD CONTRADICT.6

    CONTRADICTED, pp. Opposed in words; opposed; denied.

    CONTRADICTER, n. One who contradicts or denies; an opposer.

    CONTRADICTING, ppr. Affirming the contrary to what has been asserted; denying; opposing.

    CONTRADICTION, n. [L.]

    1. An assertion of the contrary to what has been said or affirmed; denial; contrary declaration.NWAD CONTRADICTION.2

    2. Opposition, whether by words, reproaches or attempts to defeat.NWAD CONTRADICTION.3

    Consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself. Hebrews 12:3.NWAD CONTRADICTION.4

    3. Direct opposition or repugnancy; inconsistency with itself; incongruity or contrariety of things, words, thoughts or propositions. These theorems involve a contradiction.NWAD CONTRADICTION.5

    If we perceive truth, we thereby perceive whatever is false in contradiction to it.NWAD CONTRADICTION.6

    CONTRADICTIONAL, a. Inconsistent. [Not in use.]

    CONTRADICTIOUS, a.

    1. Filled with contradictions; inconsistent.NWAD CONTRADICTIOUS.2

    2. Inclined to contradict; disposed to deny or cavil.NWAD CONTRADICTIOUS.3

    3. Opposite; inconsistent.NWAD CONTRADICTIOUS.4

    CONTRADICTIOUSNESS, n.

    1. Inconsistency; contrariety to itself.NWAD CONTRADICTIOUSNESS.2

    2. Disposition to contradict or cavil.NWAD CONTRADICTIOUSNESS.3

    CONTRADICTORILY, adv. In a contradictory manner; in a manner inconsistent with itself, or opposite to others.

    CONTRADICTORINESS, n. Direct opposition; contrariety in assertion or effect.

    CONTRADICTORY, a.

    1. Affirming the contrary; implying a denial of what has been asserted; as contradictory assertion.NWAD CONTRADICTORY.2

    2. Inconsistent; opposite; contrary; as contradictory schemes.NWAD CONTRADICTORY.3

    CONTRADICTORY, n. A proposition which denies or opposes another in all its terms; contrariety; inconsistency.

    It is common with princes to will contradictories.NWAD CONTRADICTORY.5

    CONTRADISTINCT, a. Distinguished by opposite qualities.

    CONTRADISTINCTION, n. [contra and distinction.] Distinction by opposite qualities.

    We speak of sins of infirmity, in contradistinction to those of presumption.NWAD CONTRADISTINCTION.2

    CONTRADISTINCTIVE, a. Distinguishing by opposites.

    CONTRADISTINGUISH, v.t. [contra and distinguish.] To distinguish not merely by differential, but by opposite qualities.

    These are our complex ideas of soul and body, as contradistinguished.NWAD CONTRADISTINGUISH.2

    CONTRADISTINGUISHED, pp. Distinguished by opposites.

    CONTRADISTINGUISHING, ppr. Distinguishing by opposites.

    CONTRAFISSURE, n. [contra and fissure.] In surgery, a fissure or fracture in the cranium, on the side opposite to that which received the blow, or at some distance from it.

    CONTRAINDICANT, n. A symptom that forbids to treat a disorder in the usual way.

    CONTRAINDICATE, v.t. [contra and indicate.] In medicine, to indicate some method of cure, contrary to that which the general tenor of the disease requires; or to forbid that to be done which the main scope of the malady points out.

    CONTRAINDICATION, n. An indication, from some peculiar symptom or fact, that forbids the method of cure which the main symptoms or nature of the disease requires.

    CONTRAMURE, n. An out wall. [See Countermure.]

    CONTRANATURAL, a. Opposite to nature. [Little used.]

    CONTRANITENCY, n. [L. contra and nitor, to strive.] Reaction; resistance to force.

    CONTRAPOSITION, n. [contra and position.] A placing over against; opposite position.

    CONTRAPUNTIST, n. One skilled in counterpoint.

    CONTRAREGULARITY, n. [contra and regularity.] Contrariety to rule, or to regularity.

    CONTRARIANT, a. Contradictory; opposite; inconsistent. [Little used.]

    CONTRARIES, n. [See Contrary.] In logic, propositions which destroy each other, but of which the falsehood of one does not establish the truth of the other.

    If two universals differ in quality, they are contraries; as, every vine is a tree; no vine is a tree. These can never be both true together; but they may be both false.NWAD CONTRARIES.2

    CONTRARIETY, n. [L. See Contrary.]

    1. Opposition in fact, essence, quality or principle; repugnance. The expedition failed by means of a contrariety of winds. There is a contrariety in the nature of virtue and vice; of love and hatred; of truth and falsehood. Among men of the same profession, we find a contrariety of opinions.NWAD CONTRARIETY.2

    2. Inconsistency; quality or position destructive of its opposite.NWAD CONTRARIETY.3

    How can these contrarieties agree.NWAD CONTRARIETY.4

    CONTRARILY, adv. In an opposite manner; in opposition; on the other side; in opposite ways.

    CONTRARINESS, n. Contrariety; opposition.

    CONTRARIOUS, a. Contrary; opposite; repugnant.

    CONTRARIOUSLY, adv. Contrarily; oppositely.

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