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contrast

con·trast

contrast

 
 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kn traest
inflections: contrasted, contrasting, contrasts
definition 1: to compare in order to make differences clear.
The book contrasted women's lives a hundred years ago with the lives of women today.
synonyms:
distinguish
similar words:
oppose
definition 2: to show or reveal differences when compared.
A job as a firefighter contrasts with a job at a desk in terms of danger.
synonyms:
differ, vary
antonyms:
accord
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan traest
definition 1: a difference that one can see when things are compared or put side by side.
What a contrast between your sour mood yesterday and your good cheer today!
 
definition 2: a person or thing that shows a strong difference compared to something else.
He's quite a contrast to his brother.
derivations: contrastable (adj.), contrastably (adv.), contrastingly (adv.)
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