Definition of to the contrary in English:

to the contrary

phrase

  • With the opposite meaning or implication.

    ‘he continued to drink despite medical advice to the contrary’
    • ‘Despite the evidence to the contrary, the Lord Mayor was not too concerned by what he was told.’
    • ‘Those instincts were obviously sound, despite evidence to the contrary.’
    • ‘So if you can cite some evidence to the contrary, then that would be interesting.’
    • ‘They've been denying it existed despite obvious evidence to the contrary.’
    • ‘Some consider this of negligible importance, but sound evidence exists to the contrary.’
    • ‘Delusions are false beliefs which are held despite evidence to the contrary.’
    • ‘And while it may be tempting to take the apocalyptic view, there is ample evidence to the contrary.’
    • ‘None of the correspondents has provided any evidence to the contrary.’
    • ‘There is an increasingly persuasive body of evidence and learned opinion to the contrary.’
    • ‘We can no longer fool ourselves that smoking will not harm us if we continue - there is too much evidence to the contrary.’