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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"


  1. on the contrary(Adverb)

    opposite of what had earlier been expected or assumed

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

on the contrary

the very opposite (is true)

`Are you busy?' `No, on the contrary, I'm not doing anything at the moment.'

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