Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a converse manner; as the converse; by conversion. See converse, n., and conversion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a converse manner; with change of order or relation; reciprocally.

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  • adverb conjunctive with a reversed relationship

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb with the terms of the relation reversed

Etymologies

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converse +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Conway's attack on Rand Paul, conversely, is coming under Conway's name, so he also owns the backlash.

    Yet more on 'hardball'

  • The fear, conversely, is that the idea of an overall freeze becomes a fetish while the specifics of program analysis fall out of the picture.

    Matthew Yglesias » What Will the Spending Freeze Amount To?

  • PMQs are ideally suited to his bulldozer style, which conversely is a complete liability when he is being interviewed by Paxo et al. At

    Prescott Comes out Fighting in Hague Duel

  • Or, conversely, is this an announcement that is time to eliminate Disney's frozen pattern of animated films as children's fare and instead loosen standards so as to allow for mature, thoughtful animated films like A Scanner Darkly?

    July 11th, 2006

  • The over-action conversely is traceable to loss of inhibitory influence, perhaps subliminal in itself and yet helping concurrent influences of like direction to maintain a normal restraint, the normal height of threshold against excitation.

    Sir Charles Sherrington - Nobel Lecture

  • And I was further induced to make trial of them, not only because the means which I had before used were inadequate, but from the ill effect I once observed upon the lungs, which succeeded the cure of a small sore beneath the knee; and argued conversely, that issues in the lower limbs might assist a difficult respiration.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Or, the Laws of Organic Life

  • And conversely, installing Windows is no easier than installing Ubuntu.

    The LiteStep At Night Desktop | Lifehacker Australia

  • "All We Are Saying," conversely, puts the focus squarely on melody, as the guitarist recasts 15 Lennon tunes with guitars, violin, bass and drums.

    Searching for New Jazz Under Every Rock

  • It's a sign that ETF managers are more than willing to make concessions to keep you in their funds or, conversely, entice you to try something new when competing ETFs and indexes arise.

    ETFs: Behind the Fee Cuts

  • And conversely, if he wasn't, he'd have to give other candidates time to consider a run.

    Interview with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman

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  • 'Retention can give rise to undue pain;/incontinence, conversely, causes shame...'

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    July 4, 2008

  • "Conversely, I'd call evil something that causes me pain..." The Shack by WM Paul

    October 1, 2010