contrariwise

adverb con·trari·wise \ ˈkän-ˌtrer-ē-ˌwīz , kən-ˈtrer- \

Definition of contrariwise

1 : on the contrary
3 : in a contrary manner

Examples of contrariwise in a Sentence

  1. the rock singer is hardly a carouser; contrariwise, he totally abstains from alcohol

First Known Use of contrariwise

14th century

contrariwise Synonyms

Synonyms
again, contrarily, conversely, if anything, on the contrary, to the contrary
Near Antonyms
even, indeed, nay, true, truly, verily, yea

CONTRARIWISE Defined for English Language Learners

contrariwise

adverb

Definition of contrariwise for English Language Learners

  • : in an opposite or very different way



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