[idea, view] contraire, opposé (e)
→ It is still a useful exercise to set such contrary ideas side by side.
n contraire m
→ Her views on the matter were the contrary of what I'd expected.
on the contrary au contraire
→ "You'll get tired of it." "On the contrary. I shall enjoy it."
quite the contrary bien au contraire
unless you hear to the contrary sauf avis contraire, sauf contrordre
contrary to contrairement à
contrary to what we thought contrairement à ce que nous pensions