Definition of contrarily in US English:

contrarily

adverb

  • See contrary

    • ‘I wanted also, contrarily, to join the services when I was old enough, before I was called up at eighteen, so as to do my bit in the war effort.’
    • ‘It has been said that today print culture is in decline, but contrarily, the book industry has grown in the late twentieth century.’
    • ‘Or, contrarily, are there any contemporary film-makers whom you would single out as people whose attempts to shock have failed?’
    • ‘Quite contrarily, these films were among the more popular.’
    • ‘Again, contrarily, it's one of his less memorable films.’

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