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     contrary pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnˌtreri/ completely different or opposed to something else

    a contrary view/opinion

    contrary to:

    The introduction of such a tax would be contrary to our policy.

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     contrary pronunciation in American English /kənˈtreri/contrary pronunciation in American English /ˈkɑnˌtreri/ someone who is contrary enjoys disagreeing with people and doing the opposite of what is expected or asked


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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