contrast, direct contrast(noun)
the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
"in contrast to", "by contrast"
the act of distinguishing by comparing differences
line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast(noun)
a conceptual separation or distinction
"there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
course, billet, short letter, assembly line, crease, melodic phrase, argumentation, pedigree, argument, business line, product line, parentage, melodic line, rail line, communication channel, job, phone line, line of products, cable, demarcation line, occupation, credit line, railway line, personal line of credit, line of reasoning, pipeline, descent, demarcation, stemma, channel, tune, bank line, agate line, direct contrast, line of work, dividing line, stock, business, furrow, lineage, wrinkle, line of merchandise, note, origin, personal credit line, logical argument, line of credit, line of descent, melody, telephone circuit, line of business, air, line, bloodline, transmission line, strain, limit, telephone line, seam, crinkle, production line, subscriber line, ancestry, blood, blood line
the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors
the range of optical density and tone on a photographic negative or print (or the extent to which adjacent areas on a television screen differ in brightness)
put in opposition to show or emphasize differences
"The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"
to show differences when compared; be different
"the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To compare (Latin con, together, and par, equal) is to place together in order to show likeness or unlikeness; to contrast (Latin contra, against, and sto, stand) is to set in opposition in order to show unlikeness. We contrast objects that have been already compared. We must compare them, at least momentarily, even to know that they are different. We contrast them when we observe their unlikeness in a general way; we differentiate them when we note the difference exactly and point by point. We distinguish objects when we note a difference that may fall short of contrast; we discriminate them when we classify or place them according to their differences.
We contrast one object with another.
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How to use contrast in a sentence?
The euro showed such a big reaction to the ECB meeting as its stance came in sharp contrast to the Federal Reserve, which had struck a hawkish tone just the day before.
Sometimes its good to contrast what you like with something else. It makes you appreciate it even more.
I've never seen them so happy. The mood at Palmetto Ridge is in contrast to some other bands and performers who are refusing to attend for political reasons. Not one Washington, D.C., high school marching band will be in Trump’s Inauguration Day parade, the first time that has happened in six inaugurations. There are also online petitions gathering signatures to urge some marching bands to drop out, like the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s and the Talladega College Band in Alabama. I don't look at it as a political issue.
This is strategically smart in that a campaign trying to appeal to a diverse electorate should be in tune with the perspectives, concerns, and experiences of that electorate, smart campaigns work to draw a contrast with their opponent. Kamala Harris can note the lack of diversity among those in the Trump camp as problematic and contrary to Kamala Harris and the country's values.
We have differences and it is that time in the campaign when he's making contrast and I am as well.
Translations for contrast
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- контраст, противопоставям, контрастирамBulgarian
- protiklad, kontrastovatCzech
- Kontrast, kontrastieren, gegenüberstellenGerman
- kontrasto, kontrastiEsperanto
- contraste, contrastarSpanish
- kontrastinappula, kontrasti, verrata, rinnastaa, vastakohtaFinnish
- ניגוד, הנגידHebrew
- contrastar, contrastePortuguese
- контраст, противопоставлять, противопоставить, контрастироватьRussian
- kontrast, kontrasteraSwedish
- اس کے برعکسUrdu
- tương phảnVietnamese
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