What is another word for to the contrary?

63 synonyms found


[ tə ðə kˈɒntɹəɹˌɪ], [ tə ðə kˈɒntɹəɹˌɪ], [ t_ə ð_ə k_ˈɒ_n_t_ɹ_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ]

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How to use "To the contrary" in context?

Perhaps the most infamous phrase in the English language is "to the contrary". It is said by those who wish to refute a claim or argument presented by another person, and it is used as a way to put forward the opposite argument. The phrase dates back to the early 1600s, and it is thought to come from the Latin word contrarium, meaning "the opposite of what is normal". In today's usage, "to the contrary" can be used in a number of ways.

It can be used as a form of denial, to repudiate a previous statement.

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