contrary to popular belief

Definition of contrary to popular belief

  1. :  despite what many people believe <Contrary to popular belief, these animals are not really dangerous to humans.>

Word by Word Definitions

contraryplay
  1. :  a fact or condition incompatible with another :  opposite

    :  one of a pair of opposites

    :  a proposition (see 1proposition 2a) so related to another that though both may be false they cannot both be true — compare subcontrary

  1. :  being so different as to be at opposite extremes :  opposite

    :  being opposite to or in conflict with each other

    :  being not in conformity with what is usual or expected

  1. :  contrariwise, contrarily

popularplay
  1. :  of or relating to the general public

    :  suitable to the majority: such as

    :  adapted to or indicative of the understanding and taste of the majority

beliefplay
  1. :  a state or habit of mind in which trust or confidence is placed in some person or thing

    :  something that is accepted, considered to be true, or held as an opinion :  something believed

    :  a tenet or body of tenets held by a group


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