Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Opposite; opposing; captious; perverse.

Part of speech: noun

One of two contrary things; the opposite.

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Usage examples "contrary":

  1. " I didn't mean to say anything against him, I assure you," said Tom; " on the contrary, I think him a fine old fellow. - "Tom Brown at Oxford", Thomas Hughes.
  2. On the contrary, I owe you a thousand thanks. - "The Children's Book of Christmas Stories", Various.
  3. In point of fact, the contrary is the case. - "Feminism and Sex-Extinction", Arabella Kenealy.