contra

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Preposition[change]

Preposition
contra

  1. against; in opposition or contrast to
    Consider the problems of the nurse contra those of the doctor.

Usage[change]

  • This is usually considered to be a foreign word (Latin) and is often written in italics to indicate this:
    Consider the problems of the nurse contra those of the doctor.

Related words[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
contra

Plural
contras

  1. A contra was a member of a particular guerrilla group in Nicaragua.