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on the con·tra·ry

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  1. on the contraryadverb

    Synonyms:
    contrariwise

  2. on the contraryadverb

    opposite of what had earlier been expected or assumed

    Synonyms:
    far from it, contrariwise, if anything, au contraire

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. on the contrary

    Synonyms:
    but, in spite of, nevertheless, notwithstanding, notwithstanding, on the other hand, yet

    Antonyms:
    also, as well, as well as, besides, in addition, in like manner, likewise, similarly, too, withal

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  1. contrarily, to the contrary, contrariwise, on the contraryadverb

    contrary to expectations

    "he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"

    Synonyms:
    the other way around, contrariwise, vice versa, perversely, to the contrary, contrarily

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. on the contrary

    Synonyms:
    in opposition, on the other side

  2. on the contrary

    Synonyms:
    so far from being so it is just the reverse, it is quite otherwise

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#6932nevertheless
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#170805contrarily
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  1. Van Roy:

    Given the huge size of Aegirocassis and its very alien appearance, I assume most people would probably be terrified if they'd encounter it while swimming. However, contrary to almost all other anomalocaridids which were active predators, our animal would have been a very peaceful guy.

  2. Barack Obama:

    This is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

  3. Frederick Brown:

    With all love and due respect to my brother, I just feel that he has been completely out of order. I believe that he has said things publicly that just were not biblical, i've watched him declare that the wrath of God was coming upon people that did not vote for Trump, and the wrath of God was coming on the people that rigged the election. All of these things, from my perspective, that is totally contrary to what we teach and what we preach in Christendom.

  4. Robert Stevenson:

    But as a citizen, I take a somewhat contrary position, i think it’s a problem that there’s no savings in this country because there’s no point to save.

  5. Keith Luse:

    Contrary to the public vitriol of the moment, the North Koreans were willing to reopen the New York channel following the election of President Trump and his administration signaled an openness to engage and ‘talk about talks,’.


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