Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word contrast

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word contrast. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

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Phonetics

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Origin of the word

late 17th century (as a term in fine art, in the sense ‘juxtapose so as to bring out differences in form and colour’): from French contraste (noun), contraster (verb), via Italian from medieval Latin contrastare, from Latin contra- ‘against’ + stare ‘stand’.


Meanings

Part Of speech

noun

Definition

the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.

Example

the day began cold and blustery, in contrast to almost two weeks of uninterrupted sunshine

Synonyms

difference,dissimilarity,disparity,dissimilitude,distinction,contradistinction,divergence,variance,variation,differentiation,contradiction,incongruity,opposition,polarity,unlikeness

Antonyms

similarity,resemblance


Part Of speech

verb

Definition

differ strikingly.

Example

his friend's success contrasted with his own failure

Synonyms

differ from,be at variance with,be contrary to,conflict with,go against,be at odds with,be in opposition to,disagree with,clash with,set off,complement,scream at

Antonyms

resemble,echo,match



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