What does to the contrary mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  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. To The Contrary

    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbé is PBS’s all women news-analysis program. The show airs weekly on over 251 PBS stations in the United States, in Canada, and internationally on Voice of America TV. It was created by host Bonnie Erbé and is produced by Persephone Productions in Washington, DC. Cari Weiss Stein is Executive Producer of To the Contrary. For the first six years of broadcast the show was filmed at the Maryland Public Television studios in Owings Mills, Maryland. First launched on April 1, 1992, each week the show features four female panelists from various backgrounds including politicians, journalists, activists, and professional commentators. These women, with host and moderator Bonnie Erbé, discuss various issues in the news, mainly affecting women, children, families and communities of color. It is a half hour program. The show tries to focus on how the news affects people, not simply politics.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of to the contrary in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of to the contrary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. The President:

    Not only is that contrary to our values.

  2. The Commission:

    Such requirements are contrary to EU law.

  3. Fabrice:

    I'm neither for nor against, on the contrary!

  4. Hermione Gingold:

    Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns.

  5. William Minor:

    Muslims go contrary to my beliefs, it’s antithetical to the idea of freedom.

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