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ON THE CONTRARY

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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 


ON THE CONTRARY (adverb)


Sense 1on the contrary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contrary to expectations

Synonyms:

on the contrary; to the contrary; contrarily; contrariwise

Context example:

he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends


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