How to use Contrary in a sentence as a noun

On the contrary: they've steadily declined in user experience and customer satisfaction.

Someone's finally seen what Robert Heinlein wrote in Life-Line and essentially just paraphrased it:> There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest.

On the contrary, it stands squarely within the traditions of those laws and is a good example of precisely how such laws have been implemented for many decades.

You can't discriminate based on race - that limits choice but who would support the contrary?

How to use Contrary in a sentence as an adjective

I really like some of the things John has done in his mockups here, especially on the write screen, and contrary to what he thinks ideas like this are more than welcome in the WordPress community.

And contrary to popular belief there is a reasonably effective method towards becoming such an executive: Harvard/Wharton MBA, consultant at McKinsey, eventually hired by a company you consulted for.

That Mozilla is and remains a place where any employee can express their views on political issues, even if they know they're contrary to the CEO's.

This, contrary to what people might believe, is good for online marketing and for business.

Contrary definitions


a relation of direct opposition; "we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true"

See also: reverse opposite


exact opposition; "public opinion to the contrary he is not guilty"


a logical relation such that two propositions are contraries if both cannot be true but both can be false


very opposed in nature or character or purpose; "acts contrary to our code of ethics"; "the facts point to a contrary conclusion"


of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false; "`hot' and `cold' are contrary terms"


resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

See also: obstinate perverse wayward


in an opposing direction; "adverse currents"; "a contrary wind"

See also: adverse