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Contrast synonyms
kən-trăst', kŏn'trăst'
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One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another:
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  1. One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another:
  2. The act or an instance of contradicting:
  3. The state of being contradicted:
A thin leaf of polished metal placed under an inferior or artificial gem to give it brilliance
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  1. A thin leaf of polished metal placed under an inferior or artificial gem to give it brilliance
  2. A fencing sword having a usually circular guard and a thin, flexible four-sided blade with a button on the tip to prevent injury.
  3. (Architecture) A curvilinear, often lobelike figure or space formed between the cusps of intersecting arcs, found especially in Gothic tracery and Moorish ornament.
(Math.) The result of an inversion
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  1. (Math.) The result of an inversion
  2. An inverse operation. Subtraction is the inverse of addition.
  3. Either of a pair of elements in a set whose result under the mathematical operation of the set is the identity element. For example, the inverse of 5 under multiplication is1 /5 , since 5 ×1 /5 = 1, the identity element under multiplication. The inverse of 5 under addition is −5, since 5 + −5 = 0.
To match unsuitably; to fail to match
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  1. To match unsuitably; to fail to match
The degree to which two or more things diverge.
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  1. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
  2. (Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
  3. (Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
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  1. The quality or state of being incompatible; inconsistency; irreconcilableness.
  2. Mutually exclusive or antagonistic qualities or things.
Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
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  1. Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
  2. (Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
  3. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
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  1. A solo dance, especially one forming part of a larger work.
  2. The degree or extent of such change
  3. The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
The quality, state, or fact of varying or being variant; a changing or tendency to change
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  1. The quality, state, or fact of varying or being variant; a changing or tendency to change
  2. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
  3. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
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  1. The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
  2. Absence of similarity; unlikeness; difference
  3. A point of distinction or difference.
(Astronomy) A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
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  1. (Astronomy) A deviation from uniformity in the apparent motion of a celestial body.
  2. (Mathematics) An algebraic relation showing that a quantity is greater than or less than another quantity.
  3. A difference or variation in size, amount, rank, quality, social position, etc.
Recognition of achievement or superiority; honor:
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  1. Recognition of achievement or superiority; honor:
  2. The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference:
  3. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation:
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  1. (Countable) A composition of diverse parts
  2. The quality or state of being heterogeneous.
  3. (Uncountable) Diversity
The state or condition of being opposite.
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  1. The state or condition of being opposite.
The act or an instance of contradicting:
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  1. The act or an instance of contradicting:
  2. One that contains elements that oppose or conflict with one another:
  3. The state of being contradicted:
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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  1. Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
  2. Dissimilarity; difference
The quality or condition of being diverse:
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  1. The quality or condition of being diverse:
  2. The composition of a group with respect to race, gender, etc.
  3. Quality, state, fact, or instance of being diverse; difference
(Uncountable) the state of being unlike
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  1. (Uncountable) the state of being unlike
  2. (Countable) an unlike characteristic
  3. An instance of unlikeness; a difference.
A failure or refusal to agree.
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  1. A failure or refusal to agree.
  2. A conflict or difference of opinion.
  3. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
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  1. The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
  2. A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
  3. An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
Something that is contrary.
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  1. Something that is contrary.
  2. Anything that is contrary; inconsistency or discrepancy
  3. The condition or quality of being contrary
A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
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  1. A figure of speech in which sharply contrasting ideas are juxtaposed in a balanced or parallel phrase or grammatical structure, as in
  2. Direct contrast; opposition.
  3. A contrast or opposition
(Logic) an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true
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  1. (Logic) an incompatibility between two propositions that cannot both be true
  2. The quality or state of being inconsistent
  3. An inconsistent act, remark, etc.
A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
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  1. A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
  2. The act or an instance of reversing; change to the opposite
  3. A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
A placing opposite or over against; antithesis; contrast
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  1. A placing opposite or over against; antithesis; contrast
  2. (Logic) The statement of the form "if not Q then not P", given the statement "if P then Q".
  3. An opposite position; antithesis.
A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
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  1. A thing related in a converse way; the opposite
  2. (Logic) A proposition obtained by conversion.
  3. An interchange of thoughts and feelings by means of speech or sign language; conversation.
The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
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  1. The position of two celestial bodies when their celestial longitude differs by 180°, especially a configuration in which Earth lies on a straight line between the Sun and a superior planet or the Moon. Planets in this position rise as the Sun sets and are visible all night long, reaching their highest point in the sky at midnight; the Moon in this position is full.
  2. A political party or an organized group opposed to the group, party, or government in power.
  3. An opposed condition; resistance, contradiction, contrast, hostility, etc.
To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
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  1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
  2. To be contrary or opposed to; go against
  3. To deny the statement of (a person)
To cause adverse effects:
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  1. To cause adverse effects:
  2. To differ in opinion; often, specif., to quarrel or dispute
  3. To fail to agree; be different; differ
(Archaic) To engage in warfare.
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  1. (Archaic) To engage in warfare.
  2. To be antagonistic, incompatible, or contradictory; be in opposition; clash
  3. To be in or come into opposition; differ.
To take on gradually a different form or become a different kind
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  1. To take on gradually a different form or become a different kind
  2. To depart from a given viewpoint, practice, etc.; differ
  3. To cause (light rays, for example) to diverge; deflect.
To undergo change in any way; become different
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  1. To undergo change in any way; become different
  2. To have a range of different qualities or amounts:
  3. To deviate from a standard or expectation:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
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  1. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
  2. To be or act in opposition.
  3. To be or act in contention or conflict with:
(Math.) To work out the differential or derivative of (a function)
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  1. (Math.) To work out the differential or derivative of (a function)
  2. To constitute the distinction between:
  3. To become distinct or specialized; acquire a different character.
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(Music) Melodic material that is added above or below an existing melody.
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  1. (Music) Melodic material that is added above or below an existing melody.
  2. Use of contrasting elements in a work of art.
  3. A composition or piece that incorporates or consists of contrapuntal writing.
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