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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: to compare in order to show differences.
The book contrasted the lives of women a hundred years ago with the lives of women today.
synonyms:
distinguish
similar words:
oppose
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kan traest
definition 1: the state of being different; difference.
I've noticed a great contrast in my daughter since she became a college student.
synonyms:
comparison, difference
similar words:
opposition, unlikeness
definition 2: the degree of difference between light and dark colors.
There is a lot of contrast in this photograph.
derivations: contrastable (adj.), contrastably (adv.), contrastingly (adv.)
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