Definition of the contrary
: an opposite or different fact, event, or situation He was sure his sister had made a mistake, but the contrary was true: she was right and he was wrong.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: contrariwise, contrarily
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