Last modified on 7 June 2014, at 16:41

au contraire

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French au contraire

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌəʊ ˈkɒn.tɹɜː(ɹ)/

AdverbEdit

au contraire (not comparable)

  1. on the contrary

Usage notesEdit

Used for more humorous, ironic, or dramatic effect than on the contrary.[1]

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A.Word.A.Day--au contraire

FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

au contraire

  1. on the contrary, quite the opposite