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1. From a contrasting point of view.
2. In the opposite way or reverse order.
3. In a perverse manner.
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1. from a contrasting point of view; on the other hand
2. in the reverse way or direction
3. in a contrary manner
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con•trar•i•wise(ˈkɒn trɛr iˌwaɪz or, for 3, kənˈtrɛər-)
1. in the opposite direction or way.
2. on the contrary; in direct opposition to a statement, attitude, etc.
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|Adv.||1.||contrariwise - in a contrary disobedient manner|
|2.||contrariwise - with the order reversed; "she hates him and vice versa"|
|3.||contrariwise - contrary to expectations; "he didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"|
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contrariwise[kənˈtrɛərɪwaɪz] ADV (= on the contrary) → al contrario; (= on the other hand) → por otra parte; (= in opposite direction) → en sentido contrario; (= the other way round) → a la inversa
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
contrariwise[kənˈtrɛərɪˌwaɪz] adv (on the other hand) → d'altro canto, d'altra parte; (in the opposite direction) → nella direzione opposta, nel senso opposto
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