contra-, contro-, counter, contre-
(Latin: against, opposed to, opposite, conflicting, different, clashing, unaccommodating)
In order to provide contrast in her outfit, Wendy chose to wear a green skirt and a red blouse.
2. A great dissimilarity between two or more entities that are apparent when compared: The old computer operated very slowly in contrast to the newest model Clifford decided to buy.
2. To transgress or to actively go against the terms of a previous agreement, etc.: Tina’s parents told her to be home at 10 o’clock in the evening, but Tina decided to contravene, or to disobey her parents by staying out until midnight!