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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·trari·wise /ˈkɑnˌtrɛriˌwaɪz, kənˈ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tra·ri·wise adv.
 1. On the contrary; oppositely; on the other hand.
    Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwise, blessing.   --1 Pet. iii. 9.
 2. In a contrary order; conversely.
    Everything that acts upon the fluids must, at the same time, act upon the solids, and contrariwise.   --Arbuthnot.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a contrary disobedient manner [syn: perversely, contrarily]
      2: with the order reversed; "she hates him and vice versa"
         [syn: vice versa, the other way around]
      3: contrary to expectations; "he didn't stay home; on the
         contrary, he went out with his friends" [syn: contrarily,
          to the contrary, on the contrary]