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English definition of “contrary”

contrary

noun     /ˈkɒntrəri/
to the contrary saying or showing the opposite: She claimed she hadn't been involved, despite evidence to the contrary.Opposites
on the contrary used to show that the opposite of what has just been said is true: "You're a vegetarian, aren't you?" "On the contrary, I love meat."Yes, no and notOpposites
(Definition of contrary noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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