Con*tra"ri*ant (?), a. [LL. contrarians, p.pr. of contrariare to oppose, fr. L. contrarius: cf. F. contrariant, p.pr. of contrarier to contradict. See Contrary.]

Contrary; opposed; antagonistic; inconsistent; contradictory.

[R.]

The struggles of contrariant factions. Coleridge.

 

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