Part of speech:

Against; opposite; contrary; as, contradict, contraindicate.

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Usage examples "contra":

  1. And we are paying for them, we are cultivating them, and we have to defend them against both guerrillas and contra- guerrillas. - "The Missourian", Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle.
  2. Mr. Tristram, per contra, mentions having met with as many as five and six. - "The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1", Allan O. Hume.
  3. The Series will include the De Principiis, and the Contra Celsum. - "Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1", Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg.