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1In the opposite way or order.‘it worked contrariwise—first you dialled the number then you put the money in’
conversely, inversely, the other way round, contrariwise, oppositely, in reverse, reciprocallyView synonyms
- ‘He dare not turn the wheel contrariwise.’
- 1.1In contrast to something that has just been stated or mentioned.‘contrariwise, a registered person may vote, even if not entitled to be registered’
- ‘Madeline, contrariwise, insisted on joining me in the search for food.’
- ‘Paradoxically, he then offers a contrariwise view of what differentiates American and Continental strategy on achieving a worthy and just international order.’
- ‘The very best instructor for students may have no conception of the higher lines of work in his branch, and contrariwise, how many brilliant investigators have been wretched teachers?’
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