OTHER WORDS FOR contrary
Idioms about contrary
- in opposition to what has been stated.
- from another point of view: On the contrary, there may be some who would agree with you.
- to the opposite effect: I believe he is innocent, whatever they may say to the contrary.
- to a different effect.
Origin of contrary
synonym study for contrary
OTHER WORDS FROM contrarycon·trar·i·ly [kon-trer-uh-lee, kuhn-trair-], /ˈkɒn trɛr ə li, kənˈtrɛər-/, adverbcon·trar·i·ness, nounqua·si-con·trar·i·ly, adverbqua·si-con·trar·y, adjective
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How to use contrary in a sentence
This senseless policy needlessly puts lives at risk, and it’s critical that the American people speak out about why this rule change is dangerous and contrary to our values.Trump administration targets homeless trans Americans|Jennifer Wexton|September 2, 2020|Washington Blade
Quite the contrary, the delays help ensure legitimacy of the votes.The biggest threat to mail-in voting isn’t security—it’s politics|matthewheimer|August 24, 2020|Fortune
On the contrary, you can run 404 checks to locate pages that are not working anymore to ensure that they are redirected in the correct page.Three SEO mistakes that can impact your search rankings|Tereza Litsa|August 24, 2020|Search Engine Watch
On the contrary, the whole point is that business on its own can make the world a better place.Revisiting the Business Roundtable’s ‘Stakeholder Capitalism,’ one year later|Geoffrey Colvin|August 19, 2020|Fortune
And, contrary to popular belief, I’m also a huge proponent of public transportation.
He argues persuasively that the decision to launch the attack was completely contrary to reason and good military judgment.
Contrary to the popular narrative, TNR did not “die” last week.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contrary to what you may assume about me, I actually enjoy the occasional trip to the mall.
No, on the contrary, only a fraction of this country, a part which I would call the best of Italy, is against the Mafia.Days of Mafia Mayhem Are Wracking Italy Once Again|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Contrary to the conventional wisdom, there is nothing intrinsically “progressive” about hating suburbs.
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
This seems to be contrary to the spirit and intent of the act, which is primarily to centralize reserves in Federal Reserve Banks.
On the contrary, the full meaning of the act is manifestly opposed to such an idea.
Mrs. Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for contrary
Derived forms of contrarycontrariness, noun
Word Origin for contrary
Other Idioms and Phrases with contrary
see on the contrary; to the contrary.