Translation of "contrary" - English-Italian dictionary


noun uk /ˈkɒn·trər·i/ us /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/
on the contrary

used to show that the opposite of what has just been said is true

al contrario
‘You’re a vegetarian, aren’t you?’ ‘On the contrary – I love meat.’ “Tu sei vegetariano, vero?” “Io invece adoro la carne.”
to the contrary

saying or showing the opposite

al contrario
She claimed she was innocent, despite evidence to the contrary. Sosteneva di essere innocente nonostante l’evidenza contraria.
adjective uk /ˈkɒn·trər·i/ us /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/
contrary to something

opposite to what someone said or thought

contrariamente a qualcosa
Contrary to popular belief, he is not a stupid man. Contrariamente all’opinione comune, non è un uomo stupido.

(Translation of “contrary” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)