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con·verse· ly

converse ly

 
pronunciation:
kn vuhrs li
part of speech: adverb
definition: used to put forward a statement or idea that is the opposite or the reverse of one that has just been expressed.
While he expected to feel sadness at the news, he felt, conversely, quite relieved and even somewhat elated.She was afraid of having the surgery; conversely, she knew it was her only hope.He felt calm and content when he was with her; conversely, his presence made her nervous and agitated.