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  • as invice versa
  • as inagain
  • as indifferently
  • as inor

synonyms for on the contrary

  • about-face
  • again
  • backwards
  • contra
  • contrarily
  • contrariwise
  • contrary
  • conversely
  • far from it
  • in reverse
  • inversely
  • mutatis mutandis
  • oppositely
  • reversed
  • the opposite way
  • the other way around
  • turn about
  • upside down
  • further
  • also
  • then
  • additionally
  • besides
  • furthermore
  • moreover
  • on the other hand
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How to use on the contrary in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
My husband detests them; on the contrary, I like those carriages, for they tell me of happy—I mean to say, of former times.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
This seems to be contrary to the spirit and intent of the act, which is primarily to centralize reserves in Federal Reserve Banks.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
On the contrary, the full meaning of the act is manifestly opposed to such an idea.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Mrs. Pontellier was not a woman given to confidences, a characteristic hitherto contrary to her nature.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
If I don't hear from you very decisively to the contrary, I shall come, and trust to your good nature to forgive it.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
"Nevertheless, the contrary is the case," replied Doa Encarnacion, with asperity.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
In Italy, on the contrary, all the world is continually occupied in masquerading in some way or other.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
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WORDS RELATED TO ON THE CONTRARY

  • additionally
  • also
  • besides
  • further
  • furthermore
  • moreover
  • on the contrary
  • on the other hand
  • then
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