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English definition of “contrary”

contrary

adjective
 
 
/ˈkɒntrəri/
opposite or very different: a contrary opinion/viewDifferent and differenceOpposites
contrary to sth opposite to what someone said or thought: Contrary to popular belief, bottled water is not always better than tap water.Opposites If something is contrary to a rule, it does not obey that rule: Her actions are contrary to the teachings of the church.Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
(Definition of contrary adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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