Translation of "contrary" - English-Spanish 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.’
to the contrary

saying or showing the opposite

de lo contrario
She claimed she was innocent, despite evidence to the contrary.
adjective uk /ˈkɒn·trər·i/ us /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/
contrary to something

opposite to what someone said or thought

al contrario de algo
Contrary to popular belief, he is not a stupid man.

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


adjective /ˈkontrəri/

(often with to) opposite (to) or in disagreement (with)

contrario a
That decision was contrary to my wishes
Contrary to popular belief he is an able politician.
on the contrary

the very opposite (is true)

al contrario
’Are you busy?’ ’No, on the contrary, I’m not doing anything at the moment.’

(Translation of “contrary” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)