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?
This is an area where the American people deserve to see contrast.
In contrast to those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, people who suffer from sexual addictions face more obstacles to getting effective care. These include the controversy surrounding the disorder’s existence that prevents treatment from being covered by insurance, the shame and guilt that keeps the people who suffer from asking for help and the scarcity of competent clinicians who can treat it.
I think it's one thing that the girls' clothes are very fitted and small, and it's another that they're in such direct contrast to what you find on the boys' side, and those two things send a pretty strong message about what they're supposed to look like, dressed to be slim and to be fit.
What we're saying is that we've got to unleash the energy that exists in people to start doing meaningful things, contrast what the young people in China and Cuba are doing for themselves and for their country compared to the young people in America.
Always think about interesting contrast.
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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