One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1In the opposite way or order.
conversely, inversely, the other way round, contrariwise, oppositely, in reverse, reciprocallyView synonyms
- ‘He dare not turn the wheel contrariwise.’
- 1.1 In contrast to something that has just been stated or mentioned.‘contrariwise, a registered person may vote, even if not entitled to be registered’
against, in opposition to, contrary to, at variance with, in defiance of, in contravention of, contrarily, contrariwise, converselyView synonyms
- ‘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?’
- ‘Madeline, contrariwise, insisted on joining me in the search for food.’
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