contrariwise

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

Definition of contrariwise

  1. 1 :  on the contrary

  2. 2 :  vice versa

  3. 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>

14th Century

First Known Use of contrariwise

14th century


CONTRARIWISE Defined for English Language Learners

contrariwise

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

Definition of contrariwise for English Language Learners

  • : in an opposite or very different way



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