Translation of "contrary" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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contrarynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.tre.ri/ formal
the contrary

the opposite

I was worried that it might be too hard for me but it turned out the contrary was true. 我原来担心那可能对我来说太难了,可是我发现恰恰相反。
on the contrary

B2 used to show that you think or feel the opposite of what has just been stated

"I thought you said the film was exciting?" "On the contrary, I nearly fell asleep half way through it!" “你不觉得这部电影很精彩吗?”“正相反,看到一半我差点睡着!”
to the contrary

C1 saying or showing the opposite

For a long time it was thought to be a harmless substance, but we now have proof/evidence to the contrary. 长期以来这种物质被认为是无害的,但最近我们有了相反的证据。


uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ /kənˈtreə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.trɚ.i/ /kənˈtrer.i/

contrary adjective (OPPOSITE)

C1 uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.tre-/ opposite

a contrary point of view 相反的观点
Contrary to all our expectations, he found a well-paid job and a nice girlfriend. 出乎我们的意料,他找到了一份报酬不菲的工作和一个漂亮的女友。
contrary to popular opinion uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.tre-/

in a different way from what most people believe

Contrary to popular opinion, I don't dye my hair! 与大多数人的想法不同,我不染头发!

contrary adjective (NOT REASONABLE)

uk /kənˈtreə.ri/ us /-ˈtrer.i/ A contrary person wants to disagree with and annoy other people.

He doesn't really mean it - he's just being contrary. 这不是他的本意——他只是在故意作对。

(Translation of “contrary” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)