Definition of contrariwise in English:

contrariwise

Line breaks: con|trari|wise
Pronunciation: /kənˈtrɛːrɪwʌɪz
 
, ˈkɒntrərɪˌwʌɪz
 
/

adverb

1In the opposite way or order: it worked contrariwise—first you dialled the number then you put the money in
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  • 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
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  • Paradoxically, he then offers a contrariwise view of what differentiates American and Continental strategy on achieving a worthy and just international order.
  • Madeline, contrariwise, insisted on joining me in the search for food.
  • 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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