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  1. contrarily, to the contrary, contrariwise, on the contrary(adverb)

    contrary to expectations

    "he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"

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  1. on the contrary(Adverb)

    opposite of what had earlier been expected or assumed

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