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British English: /ˈkɒntrəri/
American English: /ˈkɑntrɛri/

Translation of contrary in French:


  • the contrary is the case
    c'est le contraire qui est vrai
    quite the contrary on the contrary
    (bien) au contraire
    despite views/claims to the contrary
    contrairement à ce que certains pensent/disent
    unless there is evidence to the contrary
    à moins qu'il n'y ait une preuve du contraire
    no-one said anything to the contrary
    personne n'a dit le contraire
    unless you hear anything to the contrary


  • 1
    (idea, view)
    to be contrary to
    (activity, proposal, opinion, measure)
    être contraire à

also: contrary to preposition phrase

  • contrairement à
    contrary to popular belief/to rumours (in spite of)

    contrairement à ce que l'on peut croire/à la rumeur
    contrary to expectations
    contre toute attente
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