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


Retort

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Retort

  • (verb) say something in answer to a remark, typically in a sharp, angry, or witty manner; “‘No need to be rude,’ retorted Isabel”
  • (noun) a sharp, angry, or witty reply; “she opened her mouth to make a suitably cutting retort”
  • (noun) a container or furnace for carrying out a chemical process on a large or industrial scale; “a laboratory full of bubbling retorts and crackling electrical equipment”

Retort meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Meaning)

  • मुंहतोड़ जवाब,  कड़ा उत्तर देना

Retort Origin

  • late 15th century (in the sense ‘hurl back an accusation or insult’): from Latin retort- ‘twisted back, cast back’, from the verb retorquere, from re- ‘in return’ + torquere ‘to twist’.

Retort in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu editorial newspaper)

  • Nani’s Retort to a crazy fan is going viral.
  • Asked an emotional Mamata Banerjee in her retort to a BJP leader’s comments in which he called the West Bengal chief minister a ‘hijra’.
  • People of Kashmir retort, is the Supreme Court oblivious of the fact that Kashmir was peaceful from October 2016 to April 2017!
  • Some males bring nesting material, while others weave thin threads into retort-shaped structures.
  • In retort, Sooraj said he was a member of the mess and had every right to be there, and allegedly added that he would eat beef inside the mess.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of retort

  • resort mein retort mat karna… bhaga denge

Retort Pronunciation

Parry

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Parry meaning in Hindi

Parry Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi translation with picture dictionary

Parry

  • (verb) ward off (a weapon or attack) with a countermove; “Jack Sparrow parried the blow by holding his sword vertically”
  • (verb) answer (a question or accusation) evasively; “I parried her constant questions about my job-hunting activities”
  • (noun) an act or instance of parrying, as in fencing; “the swords clashed in a parry”

Parry meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • बचाव, हिफ़ाज़त, टाल-मटोल, टलना, बचना, रोकना, टाल जाना, वार बचाना

Parry Origin

  • late 17th century: probably representing French parez! ‘ward off!’, imperative of parer, from Italian parare ‘ward off’.

Parry in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • She put on her sunglasses to parry his probing eyes.
  • The boxer put up his fists to parry his opponent’s punch.
  • Each time Riley lunged with his sword, Arthur would parry the blow by blocking it with his own blade.
  • Before Mary walked away, she tried to parry Ann’s insult with one of her own.
  • Alex attempted to parry his wife’s attack by covering his face with his hands.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of parry

  • parry the blow…  remember this Jack sparrow image

Parry Pronunciation

Gainsay

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Gainsay English Hindi meaning

Gainsay Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi translation with picture dictionary

Gainsay

  • (verb) deny or contradict (a fact or statement) “it was difficult to gainsay his claim”

  • (verb) speak against or oppose (someone) “none could gainsay her”

Gainsay meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • विरोध करना, चुनौती देना, खण्डन करना, प्रतिवाद करना, अस्वीकार करना

Gainsay Origin

  • Middle English: from obsolete gain- ‘against’ + say.

Gainsay in a sentence (word usage in recent newspaper)

  • “There is no gainsay from such statements,” Mr. Diwan pointed out.
  • “There is then no gainsay in the fact that transgenders enjoy basic human rights including protection from violence and discrimination.
  • He was a perfectionist, but he will gainsay it for that’s what invariably makes him a perfectionist.
  • If these demanding practices help Muslims find peace and God, no one has a right to gainsay them.
  • But he also makes points that officials struggle to gainsay.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of gainsay

  • gainsay = gain weight??  say it… don’t deny… don’t gainsay

Gainsay pronunciation

Confound

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Confound English Hindi meaning

Confound Vocab Meme Dictionary – English to Hindi translation with pictures

Confound [kon-found]

  • (verb) cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations.“the inflation figure confounded economic analysts”
  • (verb) mix up (something) with something else.“he was forever confounding managerialism with idealism”
  • (verb) to contradict or refute; to confound their arguments.
  • (verb) prove (a theory or expectation) wrong; “the rise in prices confounded expectations”

Confound meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)

  • उलझाना, गड़बड़ करना, उलझन में डालना, हरा देना

Confound Origin

  • Middle English: from Old French confondre, from Latin confundere ‘pour together, mix up’

Confound in a sentence (usage in newspaper)

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of confound

  • confound = confusion found

Confound Pronunciation

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