Definitions for on the contrary
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word on the contrary
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
The numerical value of on the contrary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of on the contrary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Not only is that contrary to our values.
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.
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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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