Meaning of contrariwise

con•trar•i•wise

Pronunciation: (kon'trer-ē-wīz" or, for 3, kun-trâr'-), [key]
— adv.
  1. in the opposite direction or way.
  2. on the contrary; in direct opposition to a statement, attitude, etc.
  3. perversely.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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