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1    opposed in nature, position, etc.  
contrary ideas     
2    perverse; obstinate  
3    (esp. of wind) adverse; unfavourable  
4    (of plant parts) situated at right angles to each other  
5      (Logic)   (of a pair of propositions) related so that they cannot both be true at once, although they may both be false together  
   Compare       subcontrary       1       contradictory       3  
      n   pl   , -ries  
6    the exact opposite (esp. in the phrase to the contrary)  
7    on the contrary   quite the reverse; not at all  
8    either of two exactly opposite objects, facts, or qualities  
9      (Logic)   a statement that cannot be true when a given statement is true  
      adv   usually foll by: to  
10    in an opposite or unexpected way  
contrary to usual belief     
11    in conflict (with) or contravention (of)  
contrary to nature     
     (C14: from Latin contrarius opposite, from contra against)  
  contrariness      n  
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  



1    adverse, antagonistic, clashing, contradictory, counter, discordant, hostile, inconsistent, inimical, opposed, opposite, paradoxical  
2    awkward, balky, cantankerous, cussed     (informal)   difficult, disobliging, froward     (archaic)   intractable, obstinate, perverse, stroppy     (Brit. slang)   thrawn     (Northern English dialect)   unaccommodating, wayward, wilful  
3    antithesis, converse, opposite, reverse  
4    on the contrary      conversely, in contrast, not at all, on the other hand, quite the opposite or reverse  
1    accordant, congruous, consistent, harmonious, in agreement, parallel, unopposed  
2    accommodating, agreeable, amiable, cooperative, eager to please, helpful, obliging, tractable, willing  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

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a willingness to believe in the absence of sufficient evidence, or contrary to the evidence.
this could cover all instances of use of the word 'faith'.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
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