1 noun

on the contrary/quite the contrary

used to add to a negative statement, to disagree with a negative statement by someone else, or to answer no to a question:
It wasn't a good thing; on the contrary it was a huge mistake.
'I suppose your wife doesn't understand you.' 'On the contrary, she understands me very well.'
'Are they happy?' 'No, no, quite the contrary.'

evidence/statements etc to the contrary

something showing or saying the opposite:
Unless there is evidence to the contrary, we ought to believe them.
He continued to drink despite advice to the contrary.

the contrary

formal the opposite of what has been said or suggested

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