Contrary may refer to:
- Contrary (logic) is the relationship between two propositions when they cannot both be true.
- Contrary motion, in music theory
- Contrary Magazine, a literary journal founded at the University of Chicago
- Contrary (social role), in certain Amerindian cultures
- Contrary (comics), a character from Malibu Comics' Ultraverse
- Little Miss Contrary, a Little Miss character
Other articles related to "contrary":
... Contrary Warriors Society (Hohnóhkao'o), also known as the Inverted Bow-string Society ... Its members, the Contrary Warriors, have proved their bravery by riding backward into battle ... Contrary Society, also known as Clown Society ...
... may be reached fallaciously if one assumes a problem will out itself with contrary evidence rather than finding positive evidence to support a conclusion ... when decisions are based on the absence of contrary evidence rather than the presence of supporting evidence...The cure for this fallacy lies in reaching conclusions based on the presence of ...
... sailed two days before but God caused a contrary wind to arise and the ship was driven back to port (Zohar, Ḥayye Sarah) ... and in his joy he paid his passage-money in advance, contrary to the usual custom, which did not require its payment until the conclusion of the voyage ... and Rashi, ad loc.), for the contrary wind affected his ship only all others on the sea at that time proceeded uninterruptedly on their courses ...
... Contrary Creek is a tributary of the North Anna River located in Louisa County, Virginia ... Further study and treatment of Contrary Creek may reveal new answers on the effects of certain pollutants in contaminated waters as well as insight into the ways to improve the ... of Mineral Resources, are among those currently investigating Contrary Creek ...
... Little Miss Contrary Illustrator Roger Hargreaves Publication date February 10, 1984 Pages 34 pp ISBN 978-0-7498-5253-5 Preceded by Little Miss ... Little Miss Contrary always says the opposite of what she really means ... Little Miss Contrary appears under the titles Madame Contraire (French), 相反小姐 (Taiwan) and Η Κυρία Αντίθετη (Greek) ...
Famous quotes containing the word contrary:
“To grant woman an equality with man in the affairs of life is contrary to every tradition, every precedent, every inheritance, every instinct and every teaching. The acceptance of this idea is possible only to those of especially progressive tendencies and a strong sense of justice, and it is yet too soon to expect these from the majority.”
—Susan B. Anthony (18201906)
“Nothing can have as its destination anything other than its origin. The contrary idea, the idea of progress, is poison.”
—Simone Weil (19091943)
“It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. It is not contrary to reason for me to choose my total ruin, to prevent the least uneasiness of an Indian, or person wholly unknown to me. It is as little contrary to reason to prefer even my own acknowledged lesser good to my greater, and have a more ardent affection for the former than the latter.”
—David Hume (17111776)