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contrary +‎ -wise

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contrariwise (not comparable)

  1. in the contrary or opposite way, order, or direction
    • 1955, Philip Larkin, “Absences”, in The Less Deceived:
      Rain patters on a sea that tilts and sighs. / Fast-running floors, collapsing into hollows, / Tower suddenly, spray-haired. Contrariwise, / A wave drops like a wall: another follows, / Wilting and scrambling
  2. on the other hand

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