American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. From a contrasting point of view.
- adv. In the opposite way or reverse order.
- adv. In a perverse manner.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- On the contrary; oppositely; on the other hand.
- adv. in the contrary or opposite way, order, or direction
- adv. on the other hand
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. On the contrary; oppositely; on the other hand.
- adv. In a contrary order; conversely.
- adv. contrary to expectations
- adv. with the order reversed
- adv. in a contrary disobedient manner
- contrary + -wise (Wiktionary)
“A BODY DOUBLE, contrariwise, is a person who takes his clothes off and has his rippling abs and dinner-plate pecs cinematographed, said images to be interespersed with head shots of the star.”
“This is where I find myself face to face with a logic that is as "contrariwise" as anything TweedleDee and TweedleDum could debate.”
“But, believe me, in "contrariwise," he is flinty obsidian when it comes to his convictions.”
“Only a system of taking Christ's words "contrariwise" can make them useful as civil rules, and even "oriental exaggeration" can scarcely be credited with saying the diametrically contrary of its real meaning.”
“That said, though, I submit the hypothesis that our Constitutional form of government was framed under the assumption that at least in some important respects, all men are created equal, and that this form of government does not function well if informed by contrariwise ideas.”
“If either or both had, contrariwise, refused to take part?”
“Or, contrariwise, if you want to blow up a building with nanothermite, then concoct a story about terrorists with nanothermite instead of hijackers.”
“And contrariwise, it may be that Senator Schumer is in no position to complain about his colleagues asking Kagan substantive questions.”
“Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free.”
“The contrariwise facts and theories are mixed together in the process, and presented in full in reviews like the IPCC summary of climate science.”
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