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Definition of contrarily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

contrarily

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//kənˈtreərɪli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtrerɪli//
 
(formal, disapproving)
 
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a child who behaves contrarily behaves badly by deliberately doing the opposite of what is wanted or expected