au contraire

[ oh kawn-trer ]
/ oʊ kɔ̃ˈtrɛr /

French.

on the contrary.
on the opposite or adverse side.

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British Dictionary definitions for au contraire

au contraire
/ French (o kɔ̃trɛr) /

adverb

on the contrary
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