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.”
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used to emphasize that the opposite of what has been said is true I don't find him funny at all. Quite the contrary.
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showing or proving the opposite Show me some evidence to the contrary (= proving that something is not true). I will expect to see you on Sunday unless I hear anything to the contrary (= that you are not coming).
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