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却って
Readings
かえって
kaette
Meanings
Adverb (fukushi)
on the contrary, rather, all the more, insteadà l'inverse, au contraireim Gegenteil, umgekehrt, vielmehr, eher, lieber

Kanji
ON: キャクKUN: かえ.って, しりぞ.く, しりぞ.ける
instead, on the contrary, rather, step back, withdraw, retreat

Example sentences
高望みをするとかえって損をする。Parts: 高望み (たかのぞみ), 却って (かえって), (そん)You may go farther and fare worse.

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