contraire

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contraire (comparative more contraire, superlative most contraire)

  1. Obsolete form of contrary.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin contrārius. See contre and -aire.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.tʁɛʁ/
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AdjectiveEdit

contraire (plural contraires)

  1. opposite
  2. contradictory
  3. hostile, unfavorable
    • 1640, Pierre Corneille, “Act 2, Scene 3”, in Horace:
      Près d'épouser la sœur qu'il faut tuer le frère / Et que pour mon pays j'ai le Sort si contraire
      While about to wed the sister, that I must slay her brother / And that for my country, I face such an unfortunate fate

NounEdit

contraire m (plural contraires)

  1. opposite
    noir est le contraire de blanc
    black is the opposite of white

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