Hypertext Webster Gateway: "contrariety"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Contrariety \Con`tra*ri"e*ty\n.; pl. {Contrarieties}. [L.
contrarietas: cf. F. contrari['e]t['e].]
1. The state or quality of being contrary; opposition;
repugnance; disagreement; antagonism.

There is a contrariety between those things that
conscience inclines to, and those that entertain the
senses. --South.

2. Something which is contrary to, or inconsistent with,
something else; an inconsistency.

How can these contrarieties agree? --Shak.

Syn: Inconsistency; discrepancy; repugnance.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the relation between contraries

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