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Synonyms for contrast
kənˈtræst, ˈkɒn træst; ˈkɒn træst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrast, direct contrast(noun)

    the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

    "in contrast to", "by contrast"

    Synonyms:
    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  2. contrast(noun)

    the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

    Synonyms:
    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  3. line, dividing line, demarcation, contrast(noun)

    a conceptual separation or distinction

    "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"

    Synonyms:
    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. contrast(noun)

    the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

    Synonyms:
    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  5. contrast(verb)

    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)

    Synonyms:
    demarcation, dividing line, line, direct contrast

  6. contrast(verb)

    put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

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

    Synonyms:
    counterpoint

  7. contrast, counterpoint(verb)

    to show differences when compared; be different

    "the students contrast considerably in their artistic abilities"

    Synonyms:
    counterpoint

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

    Synonyms:
    compare, differentiate, discriminate, oppose

    Preposition:
    We contrast one object with another.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contrast

    Synonyms:
    opposition, contrariety, dissimilarity

    Antonyms:
    harmony, similarity, comparison, similitude

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contrast(n.)

    Synonyms:
    exhibition of differences

  2. contrast(n.)

    Synonyms:
    opposition, difference

  3. contrast(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    set off by opposition, exhibit the differences of

  4. contrast(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    show difference, exhibit a contrast

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contrast(n)

    Synonyms:
    comparison, opposition, antithesis, dissimilitude, unlikeness

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. CONTRAST

    Synonyms:
    Corlopam Versus Placebo Infusion to Obviate CONTRAST Nephropathy After Angioplasty

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How to use contrast in a sentence?

  1. Junichi Ishikawa:

    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.

  2. Darby Conley:

    Sometimes its good to contrast what you like with something else. It makes you appreciate it even more.

  3. Palmetto Ridge:

    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.

  4. Kelly Dittmar:

    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.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    We have differences and it is that time in the campaign when he's making contrast and I am as well.


Translations for contrast

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • контраст, противопоставям, контрастирамBulgarian
  • protiklad, kontrastovatCzech
  • Kontrast, kontrastieren, gegenüberstellenGerman
  • αντιπαραβάλλωGreek
  • kontrasto, kontrastiEsperanto
  • contraste, contrastarSpanish
  • کنتراستPersian
  • kontrastinappula, kontrasti, verrata, rinnastaa, vastakohtaFinnish
  • contrasterFrench
  • ניגוד, הנגידHebrew
  • 대조Korean
  • contrastar, contrastePortuguese
  • contrastRomanian
  • контраст, противопоставлять, противопоставить, контрастироватьRussian
  • kontrast, kontrasteraSwedish
  • வேறுபடுத்திப்Tamil
  • ความคมชัดThai
  • اس کے برعکسUrdu
  • tương phảnVietnamese

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