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
When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
The use of torture cannot be condoned, it is against international law and contrary to the common law of Scotland.
Do not say things. What you are stands over you the while and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
It's not a cultural threat, Quite the contrary, it's an integration of our two societies, both on the cultural and economic front.
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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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