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contrariwise

[ kon-trer-ee-wahyz or, for 3, kuhn-trair- ]
/ ˈkɒn trɛr iˌwaɪz or, for 3, kənˈtrɛər- /
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adverb

in the opposite direction or way.
on the contrary; in direct opposition to a statement, attitude, etc.

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Origin of contrariwise

First recorded in 1300–50, Middle English contrary-wyse; see origin at contrary, -wise
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British Dictionary definitions for contrariwise

contrariwise
/ (ˈkɒntrərɪˌwaɪz) /

adverb

from a contrasting point of view; on the other hand
in the reverse way or direction
(kənˈtrɛərɪˌwaɪz) in a contrary manner
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