Hindi translation of contrary
contraryPowered by COBUILD /ˈkɒntrəri, Am -treri ˈकॉन्ट्ररी Am -ट्रेरी/
Definitions and Translations
Contrary ideas or opinions are completely different from each other.
⇒ He holds a contrary view to mine. ⇒ Contrary to popular belief, a little exercise actually makes you feel less hungry.
⇒ contrary to something ⇒ run/seem contrary to something ⇒ a contrary view/opinion/direction ⇒ contrary evidence/information
SIMILAR WORDSopposite, different, opposingPhrasesContrary is used in a number of common phrases. These are used in different contexts with particular meanings and should not be confused. Contrary to is used to emphasize that one idea or opinion is completely different from and often opposite to another.
⇒ His views run contrary to the majority of people in this country.You can use on the contrary to introduce a positive statement that confirms a previous negative statement.
⇒ A newly-published paper revealed that the blind white fish was not unknown to science. On the contrary, it had been discovered in 1937.You do not use on the contrary to introduce a situation that contrasts with one you have just described. In this context, you can use on the other hand or in contrast.
⇒ In Australia white psychologists have grown up in a society where the emphasis is on the individual. In contrast, in Aboriginal society the emphasis is on the community.
You use on the contrary when you are contradicting what has just been said.
⇒ 'People just don't do things like that.' — 'On the contrary, they do them all the time.'
Evidence or statements to the contrary contradict what you are saying or what someone else has said.
⇒ There has been no fighting in the city, despite reports to the contrary.Do not confuse on the contrary with on the other hand. On the contrary is used to contradict someone or something, to say that they are wrong. On the other hand is used to state a different, often contrasting aspect of the situation you are considering. Food prices fell. Wages on the other hand increased.
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Example Sentences Including 'contrary'
On the contrary , it's multiplied by the publicity given to the affair.Double Deceit
If the guards hadn't been given any orders to the contrary.TREASON KEEP (2001)
Appearances to the contrary , Dr. Simms had the kindest, most compassionate manner Maggie could wish for, without being soft.AFTERMATH (2001)
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'contrary' in Other Languages
- Arabic: مُعَاكِس
- Brazilian Portuguese: contrário
- Chinese: 反面
- Croatian: naprotiv
- Czech: opak
- Danish: modsat
- Dutch: tegendeel
- European Spanish: contrario contraria
- Finnish: vastakohta
- French: contraire
- German: Gegenteil
- Greek: αντίθετο
- Italian: contrario
- Japanese: 正反対
- Korean: 반대
- Norwegian: motsetning
- Polish: przeciwieństwo
- Portuguese: contrário
- Romanian: din contră
- Russian: противоположность
- Spanish: contrario contraria
- Swedish: motsats
- Thai: ในทางตรงกันข้าม
- Turkish: karşıt
- Ukrainian: протилежність
- Vietnamese: điều trái ngược
Translation of contrary from the Collins English to Hindi Dictionary