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Synonyms for contrast
kənˈtræst, ˈkɒn træst; ˈkɒn træstcon·trast

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. contrast

    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.

    compare, differentiate, discriminate, oppose

    We contrast one object with another.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 7 votes

  1. contrast

    opposition, contrariety, dissimilarity

    harmony, similarity, comparison, similitude

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. contrast, direct contrastnoun

    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

    "in contrast to", "by contrast"

    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  2. contrastnoun

    the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  3. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrastnoun

    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

  4. contrastnoun

    the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  5. contrastverb

    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)

    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  6. contrastverb

    put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

    "The middle school teacher contrasted her best student's work with that of her weakest student"


  7. contrast, counterpointverb

    to show differences when compared; be different

    "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"


Dictionary of English Synonymes4.5 / 2 votes

  1. contrastnoun

    exhibition of differences

  2. contrastnoun

    opposition, difference

  3. contrastverb

    set off by opposition, exhibit the differences of

  4. contrastverb

    show difference, exhibit a contrast

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. contrastnoun

    comparison, opposition, antithesis, dissimilitude, unlikeness

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD5.0 / 1 vote


    Corlopam Versus Placebo Infusion to Obviate CONTRAST Nephropathy After Angioplasty

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  1. Tim Considine:

    I went home, and I developed the pictures, and. . . I loved Getty Images, so I went back the next night and went up the stairs [ to Mitchell’s dressing room ], knocked on the door and introduced Tim Considine. I ’d made 11-by-14 prints, and Joni Mitchell seemed to like them. And I felt 9 feet tall that this brilliant singer-songwriter, poet and painter liked Getty Images. And then David Crosby came in, and Joni Mitchell handed them to David Crosby. And David Crosby took one look at them and said, ‘ Needs more contrast. ’.

  2. Rachel Maddow:

    Just so you're aware, this is what is, in contrast, this is what is the front page for our friends at the Fox News Channel right now, it's as you can see a little bit different.

  3. Ken Cheung:

    In contrast with the situation in July, August, the Fed has already cut twice but local rates are driving higher still. Capital outflow concerns seem pretty severe.

  4. Sochie Nnaemeka:

    What is clear is that Kathy Hochul is really seeking to define Kathy Hochul as a clear contrast to the governor, kathy Hochul is now seeking to craft an identity that might very well work for progressive and working people in New York state. But it does not quite answer the question of what animates Kathy Hochul's political decisions -- who is Kathy Hochul accountable to ? What drives Kathy Hochul ?

  5. President Barack Obama:

    ISIL is a hateful and abhorrent terrorist group whose actions stand in stark contrast to the spirit of people like Kayla.

Translations for contrast

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  • التباينArabic
  • контрастирам, контраст, противопоставямBulgarian
  • protiklad, kontrastovatCzech
  • kontrastieren, Kontrast, gegenüberstellenGerman
  • αντιπαραβάλλωGreek
  • kontrasti, kontrastoEsperanto
  • contrastar, contrasteSpanish
  • کنتراستPersian
  • vastakohta, rinnastaa, kontrastinappula, verrata, kontrastiFinnish
  • contrasterFrench
  • codarsnachtIrish
  • הנגיד, ניגודHebrew
  • 대조Korean
  • contraste, contrastarPortuguese
  • contrastRomanian
  • контраст, контрастировать, противопоставить, противопоставлятьRussian
  • kontrastera, kontrastSwedish
  • வேறுபடுத்திப்Tamil
  • ความคมชัดThai
  • اس کے برعکسUrdu
  • tương phảnVietnamese

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