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Definition of Contrast

Contrast

  1. To stand in opposition; to exhibit difference, unlikeness, or opposition of qualities.
  2. To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.
  3. To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.
  4. The act of contrasting, or the state of being contrasted; comparison by contrariety of qualities.
  5. Opposition or dissimilitude of things or qualities; unlikeness, esp. as shown by juxtaposition or comparison.
  6. The opposition of varied forms, colors, etc., which by such juxtaposition more vividly express each other's peculiarities.

Contrast Quotations

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens

Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don't give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.
Ben Shapiro

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud

Immediately after 11 September, the U.S. closed down the Somali charitable network Al-Barakaat on grounds that it was financing terror. This achievement was hailed one of the great successes of the 'war on terror.' In contrast, Washington's withdrawal of its charges as without merit a year later aroused little notice.
Noam Chomsky
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Contrast Translations

contrast in Afrikaans is teenstelling
contrast in Dutch is contrasteren, afsteken
contrast in German is Kontrast, entgegensetzen, Gegensatz
contrast in Italian is antagonismo
contrast in Portuguese is contraste
contrast in Spanish is contrastar, contraste, antitesis
contrast in Swedish is motsats, kontrastera, kontrast