/kon"trer ee wuyz'/ or, for 3, /keuhn trair"-/, adv.
1. in the opposite direction or way.
2. on the contrary; in direct opposition to a statement, attitude, etc.
3. perversely.
[1300-50; ME contrary-wyse. See CONTRARY, -WISE]

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