却って, かえって

  • kaette
JLPT 2

Definition of 却って,かえって

adverb (fukushi)

  • on the contrary
  • rather
  • all the more
  • instead

Examples of 却って,かえって in a Sentence

高望みするとかえってする。
You may go farther and fare worse.
欠点ゆえかえって人々好いた
People liked him all the better for his faults.
I like him all the more for his weaknesses.
It often happens that goods sell all the better for their high price.
欠点あるからかえって彼女好き
I like her all the better for her faults.
はその飲んだためにかえっていっそう病気悪くなった
He got all the worse because he took the medicine.
そんなに美辞麗句並べられると、かえって聞こえるよね。
When someone speaks with such rhetorical flourish, it starts to sound like they're lying.
The company is running so well, it's unnerving.
When one is sick, visitors can be rather annoying.
事故減らずかえって多くなっている。
Instead of fewer accidents there are more.
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instead, on the contrary, rather

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