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Meaning of "au contraire" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AU CONTRAIRE

au contraire  [o kɔ̃trɛr] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AU CONTRAIRE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Au contraire is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES AU CONTRAIRE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

au contraire

List of French words and phrases used by English speakers

Here are some examples of French words and phrases used by English speakers. English contains many words of French origin, such as art, competition, force, machine, money, police, publicity, role, routine, table, and many other anglicized French words. These are pronounced according to English rules of phonology, rather than French. Around 28% of English vocabulary is of French or Oïl language origin, most derived from, or transmitted by, the Anglo-Norman spoken by the upper classes in England for several hundred years after the Norman Conquest, before the language settled into what became Modern English. This article, however, covers words and phrases that generally entered the lexicon later, as through literature, the arts, diplomacy, and other cultural exchanges not involving conquests. As such, they have not lost their character as Gallicisms, or words that seem unmistakably foreign and "French" to an English speaker.

Definition of au contraire in the English dictionary

The definition of au contraire in the dictionary is on the contrary.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AU CONTRAIRE

atypically
au
au courant
au fait
au fond
au gratin
au jus
au lait
au naturel
au pair
au revoir
aua
aubade
Aube
Auber
auberge
aubergine
aubergiste
Aubervilliers
aubretia

WORDS THAT END LIKE AU CONTRAIRE

affaire
billionaire
Bonaire
commissaire
communautaire
extraordinaire
libraire
luminaire
maire
millionaire
mousquetaire
notaire
numeraire
ordinaire
questionnaire
savoir-faire
solitaire
taraire
Voltaire
zaire

Synonyms and antonyms of au contraire in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «au contraire» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AU CONTRAIRE

Find out the translation of au contraire to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of au contraire from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «au contraire» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

恰恰相反金
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

au contraire
570 millions of speakers

English

au contraire
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Au contraire
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الاتحاد الافريقي العكس كذلك
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Au Contraire
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

au contraire
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Au contraire:
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Au
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

au contraire
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

のau contraire
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

반대 지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Au
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

au contraire
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऑह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

au
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

au contraire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

au contraire
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Au Contraire
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Din contra
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

au contraire
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

AU contraire
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

au contraire
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

au contraire
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of au contraire

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AU CONTRAIRE»

The term «au contraire» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.451 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AU CONTRAIRE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «au contraire» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «au contraire» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about au contraire

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AU CONTRAIRE»

Discover the use of au contraire in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to au contraire and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French
An indispensable guide to understanding French culture.
Gilles Asselin, Ruth Mastron, 2010
2
Au Contraire
Tiresias is the nom de plume of a commentator who has, 'been there, ' 'done that' ... a former presidential appointee to a a subcabinet position; a public official in a Northeastern state; a lawyer; an occasionally produced playwright; a ...
Tiresias, 2003
3
Genie Civil
Au contraire, avec le système Halsey, ce salaire est doublé aux environs d'une économie de temps de 74 °/o et. avec le système Weir, de 67 °/o (fig. 2). y pas illggsslts l!!äâiiÜÜl Salaire impaire en bancs 0 I0 20 30 w ' lz'eures e'canamise'es  ...
4
Boyer's French Dictionary: Comprising All the Additions and ...
Au contraire, adv. on the Contran', conlrarily. Tout au contraire, quite eontrarily or quite contrary, also rather. Aller au contraire d'une chose, lo go or speak against a thing, contradict or gainsay it. Contrariant, e, kon-tra-rî-e7i,cnt, adj. apt ...
Abel Boyer, 1839
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Corpus
Je voudrais au contraire voir dans l'hystérie un parasitage complet de l'incorporel du sens par le corps, jusqu'à rendre l'incorporel muet, pour exhiber à sa place un morceau, une zone d'asignifiance. (Car enfin, il faudrait savoir si l'hystérique ...
Jean-Luc Nancy, 2008
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Dictionary of Contemporary French Connectors
hence: ainsi; de ce fait; de là; d'où; du coup here: là however: au contraire; ce faisant; cela dit; en revanche; mais; n'empêche; or; par contre; pour autant; pronom tonique disjoint; quant à [lui]; reste que; seulement I agree entirely: assurément; ...
James Grieve, 1996
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Education-formation-emploi:
Ils doivent savoir qu'au contraire, leurs inconsciences, ignorance et inaction font d'eux, des agents de l'éducation contraire pour leurs propres enfants. Ainsi, les parents ne doivent surtout pas attendre l'entrée à l'école pour confier l'éducation  ...
Henry N. Tatangang, 2011
8
Introduction À la Minéralogie: Ou, Exposé Des Principes de ...
Elle agrandit le domaine de cette science , en le faisant pénétrer dans celui qui appartient à ces connoissances; mais elle ne les confond pas, et rend au contraire la culture de chacun d'eux plus fertile en résultats propres à intéresser l' esprit ...
Alexandre Brongniart, 1825
9
Gnomica: detached thoughts... especially with refrence to ...
Il pourra donc bien arriver qu'ils feront assez peu de cas de quelques Ouvrages que nous estimons beaucoup ; et qu'au-contraire ils en estimeront beaucoup quelques autres, auxquels nous ne rendons pas une entière justice. Au reste , il y a ...
sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (bart.), 1824
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Sensus communis: contemporary trends in comparative literature
Un texte, par exemple, est, en general, exprime dans une seule langue, aussi appartient-il a une litterature individuelle; un rapport entre deux ou plusieurs litteratures, au contraire, est objet de la litterature comparee precisement parce qu'il ...
Henry Remak, János Riesz, Peter Boerner, 1986

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AU CONTRAIRE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term au contraire is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2015
Au contraire, says Donatella Versace. She maintains that haute modernity means accepting the triumph of ready-to-wear by day, and that the ... «WWD, Jul 15»
2
Scientists: Comet 67P/C-G Likely Hides Alien Life
Au contraire, the orb displays several geological particularities that can only be described as puzzling. For starters, the comet appears to sport a ... «Softpedia News, Jul 15»
3
Tsipras sacrifie son ministre des Finances pour se rapprocher des …
Mais M. Tsipras a assuré à ses compatriotes que le résultat du référendum ne marquait pas «une rupture avec l'Europe», mais au contraire ... «Le Journal de Montréal, Jul 15»
4
Shark Week wouldn't happen without the small frys
Au contraire, said Fuhrman. Microbes keep the oceans clean by processing organic matter from sources like dead plants and fish poop. «ScienceBlog.com, Jul 15»
5
The Artist of French Cooking
ALAIN PASSARD: I don't go out to other restaurants much anymore. But I think, au contraire, that there is much talent now, lots of talented chefs, ... «ABOUT US EDITOR'S NOTE About Us The Cairo Review of, Jul 15»
6
Frackquake Madness!: 35 Fracking Earthquakes Rock Oklahoma in …
Those are no small statistics — au contraire — by all accounts, the findings are highly significant to say the least. There is a massive connection ... «Truth-Out, Jul 15»
7
8 Things You Should Never Say To An 'O.C.' Fan, Because We Tend …
Au contraire! After the trauma of losing Marissa, her younger sister was a welcome breath of fresh air for Season 4. Kaitlin's sense of humor was way better than ... «Bustle, Jul 15»
8
Grandmas rule the world
Au contraire: She deployed her new role much as grandfatherly politicians have long done — as testament to her experience, her family values ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
9
How to cheat and thrive in the age of fraudulence
Au contraire. Crossing the line is clearly the best way to get ahead. And more fun too. I've been giving a lot of thought to whether I should ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
10
Benteke To Liverpool- Done, Not Done, Imminent Or Worth It?
Au contraire, he is far more mobile than the two. Having said that, he isn't like Daniel Sturridge or Luis Suarez. He is not going to torment ... «The Hard Tackle, Jul 15»

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