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English definition of “contrary”

contrary

adjective (OPPOSITE)
C1   /ˈkɒn.trə.ri/   US  /ˈkɑːn.tre-/ opposite: a contrary point of view Contrary to all our expectations, he's found a well-paid job and a nice girlfriend.Opposing and against contrary to popular opinion     /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!Different and difference
(Definition of contrary adjective (OPPOSITE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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