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English Meaning(s) for かえって

  1. on the contrary; rather; all the more; instead

Definition and Synonyms for かえって

Rather on the contrary
Synonyms: むしろ, かえって, 反る, 返る
To The Contrary contrary to expectations
Synonyms: かえって, 反る, 押し返す, 返る, 逆に
Perversely in a contrary disobedient manner
Synonyms: かえって

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Sample Sentences for かえって

The company is running so well, it's unnerving.
When I was in middle school, I had a friend in the track club who normally studied 3 hours a day. He didn't speed up the pace before tests. On the contrary, he didn't have any club activities and so had lot of free time, so before the test we would go to his house and play video games every day. If we hadn't done that, I would have gotten better grades too.
This means that if you try to protect yourself too much, you will only make bigger mistakes.
I'm not afraid of anything after having verbal abuse heaped on me like that. In fact, I feel empowered by it.
I like him all the more for his weaknesses.

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