Definition of Contrarily

1. Adverb. In a contrary disobedient manner.

Exact synonyms: Contrariwise, Perversely
Partainyms: Contrary, Perverse



2. Adverb. Contrary to expectations. "He didn't stay home; on the contrary, he went out with his friends"

Definition of Contrarily

1. adv. In a contrary manner; in opposition; on the other side; in opposite ways.

Definition of Contrarily

1. Adverb. In a contrary manner; in opposite ways or directions ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Contrarily

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Contrarily

contraptions
contrapuntal
contrapuntally
contrapuntist
contrapuntists
contraremonstrant
contraremonstrants
contrarian
contrarianism
contrarians
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contraried
contraries
contrarieties
contrariety
contrarily (current term)
contrariness
contrarinesses
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contrariously
contrariousness
contrariwise
contrarotating
contrarotation
contrary
contrary to
contrary to fact
contrarying
contras

Literary usage of Contrarily

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1. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"... the great Sin of doing contrarily. Pray'd. Sung part of the 145. Psal. which he set to Low Dutch very well. Pray'd. The room was full ; Govr Dudley and ..."

2. A Dictionary of the Welsh Language: Explained in English; with Numerous by William Owen Pughe (1832)
"... A shewing one's self contrarily ; an appearing in opposition. ... To separate one's self contrarily ; to be divided contrarily. ..."

3. Matho: Or, The Cosmotheoria Puerilis, a Dialogue. In which the First by Andrew Baxter (1740)
"... of the Planets from the Sun muji be as the Squares of their Periodical 'Times, dnd contrarily, as this Proportion holds in fact, from thence it is ..."

4. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke, John Smith (1867)
"In fine, I do observe he hath no esteem nor kindness for the Duke's matters, but, contrarily, do slight him and them ; and I pray God the kingdom do not pay ..."

5. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys from His MS. Cypher in the Pepsyian by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1885)
"... contrarily Lord Brouncker looked mighty dogged, as thinking that I did not intend to do it so as to save him. So home without supper vexed and sickish ..."

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