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contrary

US [ˈkɒntrərɪ]
UK [ˈkɒntrərɪ]
  • n.相反;反面;【逻】反对命题
  • adj.对抗的;逆向的;乖戾的;犟的
  • Web相反的;相对的;矛盾的
Plural Form:contraries  
contrary
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adj.
1.
~ to sth
与之相异的;相对立的;相反的different from sth; against sth
Contrary to popular belief , many cats dislike milk.
与普遍的看法相反,许多猫不喜欢牛奶。
The government has decided that the publication of the report would be ‘contrary to the public interest’.
政府认为发表这份报告将会“违背公众的利益”。
2.
[obn]
(在性质或方向上)截然不同的,完全相反的completely different in nature or direction
contrary advice/opinions/arguments
完全相反的建议╱观点╱论点
The contrary view is that prison provides an excellent education─in crime.
截然不同的看法是监狱可以提供极好的教育 — 在犯罪方面。
n.
1.
[sing]
相反的事实(或事情、情况)the opposite fact, event or situation
In the end the contrary was proved true: he was innocent and she was guilty.
最后证明事实正好相反:他是无辜的,而她则有罪。
IDM
‘It must have been terrible.’ ‘On the contrary, I enjoyed every minute.’
“那一定是很糟糕。”“恰恰相反,我非常喜欢。”
on the contrary
与此相反;恰恰相反used to introduce a statement that says the opposite of the last one
‘It must have been terrible.’ ‘On the contrary, I enjoyed every minute.’
“那一定是很糟糕。”“恰恰相反,我非常喜欢。”
I don't find him funny at all. Quite the contrary.
正相反,我觉得他一点儿也不可笑。
quite the contrary
恰恰相反;正相反used to emphasize that the opposite of what has been said is true
I don't find him funny at all. Quite the contrary.
正相反,我觉得他一点儿也不可笑。
Show me some evidence to the contrary(= proving that sth is not true) .
给我看看有什么相反的证据吧。
I will expect to see you on Sunday unless I hear anything to the contrary(= that you are not coming) .
我星期天等你,除非你说不来了。
to the contrary
相反的;相反地showing or proving the opposite
Show me some evidence to the contrary(= proving that sth is not true) .
给我看看有什么相反的证据吧。
I will expect to see you on Sunday unless I hear anything to the contrary(= that you are not coming) .
我星期天等你,除非你说不来了。

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