Welcome to the new LearnersDictionary.com. We want to hear your thoughts about the new design.

contrary

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

on the contrary

alsoquite 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
2contrary/ˈkɑːnˌtreri/
British/ˈkɑːntrəri/adjective
2contrary
/ˈkɑːnˌtreri/British/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]
Comments & Questions  
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up contrary? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.