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contrary

noun [U]  /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/ us  

contrary noun [U] (THE OPPOSITE)

a fact or opinion that is the opposite of one already stated: We expected the play to be a bore, but the contrary was true.

contrary

adjective  /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/ us  

contrary adjective (OPPOSITE)

opposing; opposite: Most people supported the proposal, but Liz expressed a contrary opinion.
(Definition of contrary noun, adjective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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