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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. Gail Vance Civille:

    A chocolate chip cookie is a brilliant contrast among the flavors and among the textures.

  2. Kellyanne Conway:

    Nobody's going to have a silver bullet, a magic elixir on stage at the CNN debate that dislodges Trump from the top of the polls. That's a fool's errand, it's incumbent upon these candidates to show contrast from other people's point of views, including Mr. Trump's.

  3. Karen Martin:

    Tea Party had nothing to do with his ideology, or that we would rather have Bernie against Donald Trump than Joe Biden, we just want to move the numbers so that the conversation is open on the primaries, just for the sake of optics, it would be great to be able to contrast the ideology of an avowed socialist versus a capitalist.

  4. Chris Harrison:

    There is a supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way, there is now good evidence that this black hole has driven large amounts of energy into the galaxy in the past, through the so-called ‘Fermi Bubbles,’ as well as other evidence. It is likely that billions of years ago the Milky Way was forming stars much more rapidly and the black hole may have played a role in shutting this down. However, this is not well understood. It is worth pointing out that the galaxies where we believe supermassive black holes have had the most influence are ‘dead’ with little-to-no stars forming. In contrast, the Milky Way is still forming stars (around one per year).

  5. Jeb Bush:

    If they want to hear someone who's authentic, who has plans for the future, who has leadership skills to fix a few big complex things, who will listen to them and not necessarily entertain them, then they should come to my event, or come to both, I don't care. I'm happy to compare and contrast.

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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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