Part of speech: adverb

On the contrary; on the other hand; conversely.

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Usage examples "contrariwise":

  1. Thar's something in marriage that works contrariwise, an' even a worm of a man will begin to try to trample if he marries a worm of a woman. - "The Miller Of Old Church", Ellen Glasgow.
  2. Contrariwise, you may know someone who vastly over- estimates himself, whose own opinion of himself is at least fifty per cent higher than that of his relatives and immediate acquaintances. - "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.
  3. I ain't a- makin' no promise, mind; no more than to say it may be the better for him; but contrariwise I don't allow no messages, and you may belay to that! - "The Mayor of Troy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.