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contrary

noun [S] uk   /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us    /ˈkɑːn.tre-/
the contrary the opposite: I was worried that it might be too difficult for me but I found the contrary.on the contrary B2 used to show that you think or feel the opposite of what has just been stated: "Didn't you find the film exciting?" "On the contrary, I nearly fell asleep half way through it!"to the contrary C1 saying or showing the opposite: For a long time it was thought to be a harmless substance, but we now have proof/evidence to the contrary.

contrary

adjective uk   us  

contrary adjective (OPPOSITE)

C1   /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/    /ˈkɑːn.tre-/ opposite: a contrary point of view Contrary to all our expectations, he's found a well-paid job and a nice girlfriend.contrary to popular opinion     /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/  /ˈkɑːn.tre-/ in a different way from what most people believe: Contrary to popular opinion, I don't dye my hair!

contrary adjective (NOT REASONABLE)

  /kənˈtreə.ri/    /-ˈtrer.i/ A contrary person wants to disagree with and annoy other people: He doesn't really mean it - he's just being contrary.
Traducciones de “contrary”
en español contrario a…
en francés contraire (à), contrairement (à)…
en alemán entgegengesetzt…
(Definition of contrary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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