con·trari·wise /ˈkɑnˌtrɛriˌwaɪz, kənˈ/
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.
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]