Significado de “contrary” - Diccionario inglés

contrary en inglés británico

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contrarynoun [ S ]

uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.tre.ri/ formal
the contrary

the opposite:

I was worried that it might be too hard for me but it turned out the contrary was true.
on the contrary

B2 used to show that you think or feel the opposite of what has just been stated:

"I thought you said the film was 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.

contraryadjective

uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ /kənˈtreə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.trɚ.i/ /kənˈtrer.i/

contrary adjective (OPPOSITE)

C1 uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us /ˈkɑːn.tre-/ opposite:

a contrary point of view
Contrary to all our expectations, he found a well-paid job and a nice girlfriend.
contrary to popular opinion uk /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/ us /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)

uk /kənˈtreə.ri/ us /-ˈtrer.i/ A contrary person wants to disagree with and annoy other people:

He doesn't really mean it - he's just being contrary.

(Definición de contrary de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

contrary en inglés americano

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contrarynoun [ U ]

us /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/

contrary noun [ U ] (THE OPPOSITE)

a fact or opinion that is the opposite of one already stated:

We expected the play to be a bore, but the contrary was true.

Modismos

contraryadjective

us /ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/

contrary adjective (OPPOSITE)

opposing; opposite:

Most people supported the proposal, but Liz expressed a contrary opinion.

contraryadjective

us /kənˈtrer·i, ˈkɑnˌtrer·i/

(of a person) intentionally wanting to disagree with and annoy other people:

I’m in a contrary mood – I don’t feel like practicing today.

(Definición de contrary de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)