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Dictionary entry overview: What does on the contrary mean?
• ON THE CONTRARY (adverb)
The adverb ON THE CONTRARY has 1 sense:
1. contrary to expectations
Familiarity information: ON THE CONTRARY used as an adverb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Contrary to expectations
he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends
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