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Synonyms for contrast





  • differ
  • be contrary
  • be distinct
  • be at variance
  • be dissimilar

Synonyms for contrast

striking difference between compared individuals


Synonyms for contrast

the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared

the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

Related Words

a conceptual separation or distinction

the perceptual effect of the juxtaposition of very different colors

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)

put in opposition to show or emphasize differences

to show differences when compared

References in classic literature ?
These Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas Betterton to Edmund [74] Kean, are full of the colours of life in their most emphatic and motley contrasts, as is natural in proportion as the stage itself concentrates and artificially intensifies the character and conditions of ordinary life.
Side by side with His Excellency the Baron Hesho, the contrasts in feature and expression were so marked as to make it hard, indeed, to believe that these two men could belong to the same nation.
Reading the works of men who had arrived, he noted every result achieved by them, and worked out the tricks by which they had been achieved - the tricks of narrative, of exposition, of style, the points of view, the contrasts, the epigrams; and of all these he made lists for study.
London, in its social aspect, is the city of contrasts.
Antoine stationed himself at a corner of the landing whence he could see all the officials as they entered the porte-cochere; he knew every one at the ministry, and watched their behavior, observing narrowly the contrasts in their dress and appearance.
Fragment #4 -- Scholiast on Euripides Medea, 273: Didymus contrasts the following account given by Creophylus, which is as follows: while Medea was living in Corinth, she poisoned Creon, who was ruler of the city at that time, and because she feared his friends and kinsfolk, fled to Athens.
Hence the harshness of contrasts, which only admit of two colors, black and white.
If there are several of them it is a further question whether the author properly contrasts them in such a way as to secure interest.
The moderation with which old age is pictured by Cephalus as a very tolerable portion of existence is characteristic, not only of him, but of Greek feeling generally, and contrasts with the exaggeration of Cicero in the De Senectute.
If there is any exhibition in all Vanity Fair which Satire and Sentiment can visit arm in arm together; where you light on the strangest contrasts laughable and tearful: where you may be gentle and pathetic, or savage and cynical with perfect propriety: it is at one of those public assemblies, a crowd of which are advertised every day in the last page of the Times newspaper, and over which the late Mr.
Her lord being cherubic, she was necessarily majestic, according to the principle which matrimonially unites contrasts.
In the first place, you are struck by the general contrast between these heads.
In books too, as well as in music, she courted the misery which a contrast between the past and present was certain of giving.
Round the central figure in the narrative other characters will be found grouped, in sharp contrast -- contrast, for the most part, in which I have endeavored to make the element of humor mainly predominant.
No," said Godfrey, with a keen decisiveness of tone, in contrast with his usually careless and unemphatic speech--"there's debts we can't pay like money debts, by paying extra for the years that have slipped by.