contrariwise

adverb
con·​trari·​wise | \ ˈkän-ˌtrer-ē-ˌwīz How to pronounce contrariwise (audio) , kən-ˈtrer- How to pronounce contrariwise (audio) \

Definition of contrariwise

1 : on the contrary
3 : in a contrary manner

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again, contrarily, conversely

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Examples of contrariwise in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of contrariwise

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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contrariwise

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of contrariwise

formal : in an opposite or very different way

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