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1 contrary /ˈkɑːnˌtreri/ Brit /ˈkɑːntrəri/ noun
1 contrary
/ˈkɑːnˌtreri/ Brit /ˈkɑːntrəri/
noun
Learner's definition of CONTRARY

on the contrary

also quite the contrary
used to state that the opposite of what was said before is true

the contrary

: an opposite or different fact, event, or situation

to the contrary

: stating or proving the opposite of something
2 contrary /ˈkɑːnˌtreri/ Brit /ˈkɑːntrəri/ adjective
2 contrary
/ˈkɑːnˌtreri/ Brit /ˈkɑːntrəri/
adjective
Learner's definition of CONTRARY
: exactly opposite to something else : entirely different from something else
: against or opposed to something
often + to
: not favorable or helpful
/kɑnˈtreri/ : unwilling to obey or behave well

contrary to

: in a way or manner that is against (something)

— contrarily

/kənˈtrerəli/ adverb

— contrariness

/kənˈtrerinəs/ noun [noncount]
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