Contrary

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Contrary

  • (adj) opposite in nature, direction, or meaning. “he ignored contrary advice and agreed on the deal”
  • (adj) (of two or more statements, beliefs, etc.) opposed to one another.
    “his mother had given him contrary messages”
  • (adj) (of a wind) blowing in the opposite direction to one’s course; unfavourable.
  • (adj) (of two propositions) so related that one or neither but not both must be true.
  • (adj) perversely inclined to disagree or to do the opposite of what is expected or desired. “she is sulky and contrary where her work is concerned”
  • (noun) the opposite. “an Act applies only to the United Kingdom unless the contrary is expressed”
  • (noun) a contrary proposition.

Contrary meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • विपरीत, प्रतिकूल, विरुद्ध, उलटा, ज़िद्दी, विरोध

Contrary origin

  • Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French contrarie, from Latin contrarius, from contra ‘against’.

Contrary in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Virat Kohli Eager To “Move On” From India’s World Cup 2019 …, The Indian team could not train ahead of the first T20I due to rain but that didn’t dampen Virat Kohli’s mood at all. On the contrary, the Indian …
  • Donald Trump irks India, offers to mediate in Kashmir row again, The secretary reaffirmed the positive trajectory of the US-India … It also seemed contrary to the US’s position that New Delhi is being seen as its …
  • View: J&K’s ‘outsiders’ invasion’ bogey, This free and fearless movement and settlement of Kashmiri people across India is not a complaint. On the contrary, it strengthens India as an …
  • India skids on GDP runway, Contrary to the build-up, India has slipped two ranks in the World Bank’s GDP pecking order in 2018, and is now the seventh largest economy …
  • Contrary To Previous Reports Tata Hexa To Continue Post BS6 …, The Indian auto industry is on the verge of a major upgradation which will require all the vehicles sold in India to comply with the BS6 norms …

Contrary pronunciation


Belligerent

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Belligerent 

  • (adj) hostile and aggressive. “the mood at the meeting was belligerent”
  • (adj) engaged in a war or conflict, as recognized by international law. “a conference of socialists from all belligerent countries”
  • (noun) a nation or person engaged in war or conflict, as recognized by international law. “ships and goods captured at sea by a belligerent”

Belligerent meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • मनुष्य या दल, युद्धराज्य, युद्धकारी, युद्धरत, योद्धा, लड़ाका, लड़ाकू

Belligerent origin

  • late 16th century: from Latin belligerant ‘waging war’, from the verb belligerare, from bellum ‘war’.

Belligerent in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • World Cup 2019: England end India’s unbeaten run to revive semi …, A spirited England ended India’s unbeaten run in the Cricket World Cup … Jonny Bairstow smashed a belligerent 111, Jason Roy returned from ..
  • Belligerence, thy name is Donald Trump, Sir — Belligerence, thy name is Donald Trump. But the man, evidently, has a sense of humour. At the G-20 summit in Osaka, Trump cracked a …
  • Why investors are rushing into gold. And should you?, In India, the yellow metal touched ₹35,960 per 10g—a six-year … may not hesitate to take the same belligerent stand against Europe and India.
  • Why Kashmiris may not be ‘special’ any longer | India Today Insight …, After all, Shah has been nothing short of belligerent in voicing his … We are committed to annulling Article 35A of the Constitution of India as the …
  • Submarines are game changer in maritime warfare: How’s India placed, India is one of only six countries that operates nuclear submarines – the … Sea and has adopted a belligerent posture in the East China Sea.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Belligerent 

  • belli (TOM) and gerry always quarrel in TOM and GERRY cartoon.
  • Just relate it wid another GRE word– BELLICOSE

Belligerent pronunciation