Adjective contrary has 4 senses
  1. contrary - very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"
    same (indirect, via different)
  2. contrary - of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"
    synonymous (indirect, via antonymous)
  3. contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward - resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
    Antonym: obedient (indirect, via disobedient)
  4. adverse, contrary - in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"
    Antonyms: favorable, favourable (indirect, via unfavorable)
,Noun contrary has 3 senses
  1. reverse, contrary, opposite - a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"
    --1 is a kind of opposition, oppositeness
  2. contrary - exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"
    --2 is a kind of
    opposition, oppositeness
  3. contrary - two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false
    --3 is a kind of
    logical relation