Meaning of “contrary” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈkɒntrəri/
to the contrary

saying or showing the opposite:

She claimed she hadn't been involved, despite evidence to the contrary.
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."

(Definition of “contrary noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)