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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

Your appearance shouldn't define who you are, and that's what I like, the contrast between people looking like the opposite of what they truly are deep inside.
Matthias Schoenaerts

Perspective gives us the ability to accurately contrast the large with the small, and the important with the less important. Without it we are lost in a world where all ideas, news, and information look the same. We cannot differentiate, we cannot prioritize, and we cannot make good choices.
John Sununu

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid.
James D. Watson
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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
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