Definitions for on the contrary
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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"
on the contrary(Adverb)
opposite of what had earlier been expected or assumed
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.
Muslims go contrary to my beliefs, it’s antithetical to the idea of freedom.
Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
He believed that the police defend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.
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- على العكس, بالعكسArabic
- per contra, al contrari, contràriamentCatalan, Valencian
- im GegenteilGerman
- por el contrario, al contrarioSpanish
- pikemminkin, sitä vastoin, päinvastoin, toisin, kun taasFinnish
- au contraireFrench
- ao contrarioGalician
- אדרבא, אפכא מסתבראHebrew
- okontrèHaitian Creole
- þvert á mótiIcelandic
- al contrarioItalian
- ex contrāriōLatin
- am GéigendeelLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pelo contrário, ao contrárioPortuguese
- din contrăRomanian
- наоборот, напротивRussian
- upravo suprotno, dapačeSerbo-Croatian
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